How To Block Websites In Windows 7. Away From The Internet Dirt.

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Many sites like porn sites and pages in Facebook can mislead a child. Parents often decide to block such websites that are harmful. It is easier than they think. How to block websites in Windows 7 to protect our future generation from harmful stuff?

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How To Block Websites In Windows 7. Away From The Internet Dirt.

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Blocking any site is an easy task. It includes minor coding, but most of it is copy-paste. All the browsers allow blocking sites depending on our ease. Following are some of the ways to block sites:

1) BLOCKING SITES ON WINDOWS.

  • Go to my computer and select C drive to convert URL’s like www.facebook.com into numerical DNS address.

  • Search for ‘etc.’ folder. In this folder, search for ‘hosts’ file.
  • Open the ‘hosts’ file in notepad so that you can edit it and block some particular sites.

  • Scroll down to the end of the text in notepad. Do not edit anything else written in it.

  • Type 127.0.0.1 and the URL of the website that you want to block.

  • Example: 127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com. Remember not to add ‘http: //’ as it would cause failure in blocking.
  • If you wish to block two or more sites, type each website on a new line.
  • Press CTRL + S or go to file->save to save the file.    

Now if you try to open the blocked sites in your browser, it would give an error.

2) BLOCKING WEBSITES ON MAC.

  • Open terminal. Open it by following the path: finder under->applications->utilities->terminal.
  • You need to open your host file to carry out the blocking process. For this type “Sudo nano/etc/host” in your terminal window. Type 127.0.0.1 and the URL of the website that you want to block. 
  • Remember not to add ‘http: //’ as it would cause failure in blocking.

              Example: 127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com

  • If you wish to block two or more, type each website in new line.
  • Save the file.
  • Then type ”Sudo dscacheutil -flushcache” to bring out the changes into effect
  • Press enter. Your sites are blocked and you have no access to them. 

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