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How To Block Websites On Your Computer Without Any Software

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by MziziMkavu, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    How To Block Websites On Your Computer Without Any Software

    There may be many reasons for which you may want to block websites permanently from your computer. Either

    may be for making internet a safer place for your children or for getting away from time killing sites. There are lots of softwares available on web for blocking websites but they are very expensive.

    So we are going to introduce you to a very simple trick with which you can block websites on your computer without any software.

    1: How to block websites permanently without any software (for windows):

    Step 1:
    Click on the “Start” buttonand then select “Run”. Now type in the following text in the run box.
    notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\et c\hosts

    This command will open up the hosts file in notepad.

    Step 2:
    Now go to the last line in that notepad file and press enter and type the following: example1.com example2.com

    Replace example1.com and example2.com by the sites that you want to block and save the notepad file to block those sites. Following this procedure you can block permanently as many sites as you want.

    If you are a vista user then you will not be allowed to edit the hosts file without Administrator priviliges. In that case you will need to perform the following.
    Click on the “Start” button, right click on “Notepad” and the select “Run as administrator”. Now once a notepad file appears open the “hosts” file which is located at following location.
    c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\et c\hosts

    Once you have opened the hosts file, edit it in the way as explained in the step 2. If editing hosts file is still not clear to you then check this detailed tutorial on how to edit hosts file in Windows Vista.

    For unblocking the blocked websites open up your hosts file in notepad. Delete the inserted lines (in step 2)

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  2. Zuia Sayayi

    Zuia Sayayi JF-Expert Member

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    Mzz mkv u're Brainac
  3. NingaR

    NingaR JF-Expert Member

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    So hapo ndo mazima??? vp nikitaka ku unblock
  4. Kimbori

    Kimbori JF-Expert Member

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    Aisee ndugu! Hivi kwa simu haiwezekani? Nimewahi kujaribu mara nyingi hapo kabla nikashindwa kabisa.
  5. I

    IT-Observer New Member

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    Kwa windows 7 yangu nimejaribu hapo step1 imekataa ila nimejaribu ku2mia hii option ikakubali so wengine ambao imakataa mnaweza kuijaribu pia, then mkaendelea na step 2
    iko hivi Step1
    Click on the "Start" buttonand then select "Run". Now type in the following text in the run box. %systemdrive%/windows/system32/drivers/etc

    2) open file named hosts in notepad
  6. Boflo

    Boflo JF-Expert Member

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    Nataka kuiblock jamii forum.....maana nimeomba ban sana sipewi...nimefanya vurugu pia sipewi ban
  7. UncleUber

    UncleUber JF-Expert Member

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    hii techique uwa tunaitumia kuzuia callback za software kama adobe extended pack, virtual dj na zingine.. nimekuwa naitumia muda mrefu