How to block a website in all web browsers (Windows XP)

In this resource I will tell you a simple method to block a website .This method works in all the browsers including Mozilla and Internet Explorer

In this resource I will tell you a simple method to block a website .This method works in all the browsers including Mozilla and Internet Explorer

1. Click Start

2. Then click All Programs

3 .Then click Accessories

4. Then click Command Prompt. This will open a DOS command window.

5. Then type: notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts

6. Then search for the line localhost

7. To block the website for example, add this text under localhost:

You can add as many sitesas you want, but do not forget to prefix it with "".

6. Save the file

Yahoo will get blocked in all web browsers.

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Guest Author: Abdul Saboor29 Feb 2012

This is not a simple thing got everyone now this could be help full for all of you. You can also edit hosts file in notepad as well here is the link... C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts and do the same in front of your eyes.. enjoys

Guest Author: Louie23 Apr 2014

How can I remove this settings after I try?

Guest Author: Niranjan22 Aug 2014

I have tried above methods on private network & it is working. But when I am trying same method while using proxy server for internet it is not working. Please help.

Guest Author: W1 Dog15 Jan 2015

I tried this in windows 8 and am trying to block Google. It blocks but not
In Yandex browser, neither site is blocked.

Author: Timmappa Kamat23 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

This information is indeed a blessing for smaller organisations which do not use proxy servers(like large corporates do) to block certain websites being accessed by their employees. A good article.

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