Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by azharsairon, May 8, 2009.
how block entry to some site from my home?
is there any software
There's a method to Block access to the desired websites by tweaking around with the Windows HOSTS file.
Detailed Method Here
Also, there's a free software called Any Weblock which is more effective in blocking access to the desired websites. There's a blog article about it as well right here
Be Prudent in your decisions and make sure you know what you're doing as accidental blocking of some frequently used websites like Google can be problematic. Good Luck!
There's 2 ways without using any extra software:
- Add an entry to the hosts file:
What adding an entry to the hosts file does, is that it tells your computer to redirect that site back to your pc (in other words no-where), which results in the blocking of that site (domain) on your pc.
This is what SpyBot does when you use the immunize feature.
This is the recommended way as it is global to your pc, regardless of what browser you use to access the internet (even trying to ping the site using command prompt will fail - be redirected).
Located in: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
(Ensure file is not read-only when updating, then make it read-only when you are done updating).
Entry format: 127.0.0.1 badsite.com
or 127.0.0.1 *.badsite.com
or 127.0.0.1 255.244.243.1
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file
- Adding the site to the Restricted zone in Internet Explorer only
Another option is adding the site to your Restricted zone in Internet explorer. See attached screenshot.
Add to both if you want to be on the safe side.
Also ensure you are using an updated Antivirus (with realtime monitoring) and antispyware software, before browsing "new" websites.
As far as I know you can block pages in firefox and if you use Kaspersky Internet Security you can use the Parental Control settings to make it block it, and password protect the settings.
OpenDNS.com allows you to block individual domains.
You'll need to sign up for an opendns account, and then set up your computer/router to use opendns' DNS.
Login to OpenDNS, go to Settings > Content Filtering. Scroll right to the bottom and you'll see "Manage individual domains".
More on Open DNS here.
Separate names with a comma.