Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to block/unblock a website on your computer

If you would like to block/unblock a website from being viewed on your Windows computer, follow these steps:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

First backup thehosts file. Open hosts file with notepad. At the end of the line you can see as per below.

127.0.0.1       localhost

Append the following line at the end

127.0.0.1       BlockSitename.com
# replace the BlockSitename.com with the site name that you want to block.
then go to Start->Run-> type ipconfig /flushdns

Note: That will only stop the domain name to go to the website but if you know the IP address of the site from DnsStuff or NetworkTools then you can browse the site.

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