Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to block social networking sites or any other site at your home or work

Well you might want to block a certain sites on your home or office computers and if you are a parent you might want to do this to put your children away from Facebook. It is very simple to block sites from your PC and no one will be able to use them on your system. For this you really don’t need any extra software just follow the steps below.

 First just press Win and R on your keyboard which will open up run window now type the following text in that Run box:
notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Now a notepad window will open with some text in it if you are opening it for the first time or it could be empty. Just go to the last line of the file and hit enter type the sites as shown below:

You can add as much site as you want in that list just make sure you put every site in a new line with that numbers in front of them, but don’t block :D
If due to some reason you are not able to save the host file which opened in notepad then open computer and in the address bar paste in this location c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\ and hit enter, this action will take you to the etc directory with that host file we need to edit. Now right click on the notepad icon and run it as administrator which will open notepad in admin mode and then drag the host file in that notepad window and make those changes mentioned above and the sites are blocked on your system, this is it.

If still after making these changes to the host file your blocked sites are still opening try using the sites with www included as shown below:


  1. and how to unblock ??

    1. aaah its a different thing if this is the way the sites are blocked just do the reverse of it

      or if the sites are blocked in your server just try something like hideMyAss


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