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 127.0.0.1 localhost

7. To block the website yahoo.com for example, add this text under 127.0.0.1 localhost:

127.0.0.1 yahoo.com
127.0.0.1 www.yahoo.com

You can add as many sitesas you want, but do not forget to prefix it with "127.0.0.1".

6. Save the file

Yahoo will get blocked in all web browsers.



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Comments

Author: Cody D.07 Aug 2011 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

You can also use a program such as 123BlockMe. It's simple to use and you don't have to worry about editing your hosts file. Just search Google for 123BlockMe to block websites.

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 google.com but not goo.gl
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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