January 27, 2008 by Vincent
How To Block Websites Without Software
Your kids are spending way too much time on a certain website and you are not happy with it? Discover adult websites in the History after your kids used your computer?
If your kids still won’t listen even after all the nagging, you might want to just block the websites you don’t want them to visit. In just 3 simple steps, without any software downloading, you can block as many websites as you want easily.
Click Start > Run. Type
notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts in the “Open:” field and click OK.
A notepad will pop up. Find the line where it says “
Immediately under the “
127.0.0.1 localhost“, enter the website you want to block by using the format “127.0.0.1 webaddress.com”. For example, you want to block Google and Yahoo from being accessed:
You can block as many websites as you want, just make sure you only enter one URL per line. To remove the blocked websites, just simply remove the line and you are done.
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Dexter : Techathand.net - January 27, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
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Vincent - January 28, 2008 @ 12:23 am
Thanks Dexter, I remember dropping a card at your blog 😀
LEE - July 6, 2008 @ 6:34 am
Hey there. I just tried it but it keeps saying i don’t have enough memory and to try again! but i know i have enough memory since i barely use or save/download anything on my computer! please help!
Vincent - July 6, 2008 @ 11:10 am
Hello Lee, May I know at which part it says you don’t have enough memory? That should not happen because you don’t install anything here, but just editing a text file.
Leslie - October 10, 2008 @ 12:13 am
this didn’t work. I was able to access all the website I put in there.
James Lamtman - December 13, 2008 @ 9:34 am
This site locks my mouse and scroll button. I feel that it should dealeted from the internet
Vincent - December 13, 2008 @ 11:52 am
@James: I guess it’s caused by something else instead, since I don’t see how this blog can affect the responsiveness of your mouse.
Confused - March 16, 2009 @ 1:02 am
i opened it in command promt …. tried to add the lines as you all suggest, but it told that it couldnt be done since it was a “read-only file” …. tried doing it in notepad , and it told me it couldnt create the path file …./hosts !
are you supposed to save the txt file to replace the original hosts file ??
kazman - May 18, 2009 @ 7:10 am
how do u finish it off do ui just click the x button or do u save it im lost
bro - February 12, 2010 @ 1:52 am
i cant block http://22.214.171.124:8080/ this adress. its not working
jack - February 28, 2010 @ 8:08 pm
other tricks for any website block not a use software not a old tricks host file
kenny - March 1, 2010 @ 6:13 am
bro, if you want to block http://126.96.36.199:8080/ then you need to put this line in the hosts file just like described in the blog..
Then you save the file and close the window…
amit - March 11, 2010 @ 8:48 pm
ya it works but i have 1question that it doesn’t block the whole site.it only block the specific name u typed
web filter - June 21, 2010 @ 1:52 pm
That’s great tips, or turn to a web filter software is also a wise choice.
.-= (web filterÂ´s blog – Tips on setting Parental controls in Win7) =-.
Susi - June 28, 2010 @ 11:26 am
how to unblock ?
Anas - December 30, 2010 @ 7:28 pm
when i use proxy with firefox, this way is not working!! even if I turn of the DSN client.
keylogger - April 25, 2011 @ 11:26 am
great tips! I really need it to block bad webistes on my home computer.
Arik Air Booking - May 17, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
so all the time… these adblocking softwares r making money out of fooling innocent people
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Thank you for the great post
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