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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to: Block a website

Want to bully your friends by blocking their favorite websites or just want to hide some web pages from your children? Here’s how you can block certain websites on your home computer:
Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Type the following text in that Run box:
notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Step 2: You will see a new notepad window on your screen containing some cryptic information. Don’t panic. Just go to the last line of the file, hit the enter key and type the following (for example): myspace.com
Save the file and exit. That’s it. None of the above sites will now open on your computer.
You can block as many websites as you like with the above technique. If you want to remove the ban later, open the same file as mentioned in Step 1 and delete the above lines.

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