How to block specific websites access in your computer?

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There are several instances in which the user’s computer will be used by their friends or children to access websites that may have been affected by viruses and eventually causes harm to your computer. This in turn will make the user’s system slower in performance.

In order to stop this continuous and not so desirable usage of the websites, users can make use of several techniques in order to block specific websites.

How to block specific websites access in your computer?

The following steps have to be followed in order to block specific websites.

  • Click ‘Start’ or ‘Windows Emblem’ on the desktop screen


  • Select ‘All Programs’


  • Then click ‘Accessories’


  • In accessories, click ‘Command Prompt’


  • In the command prompt screen, type the command as ‘notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts’


  • A notepad screen will be opened by the Host file


  • Choose the line that represents ‘127.0.0.1 localhost’ without any quotation marks


  • Under the specified line, users will have to enter the IP Address as well as the name of website users wish to block and make sure that it is followed by a space in between


  • Once you finish adding all the websites that you wish to block, users will have then to save the file


  • Then close the file


  • And finally close the Command Prompt screen

How to block specific websites access in your computer?

Locating IP Addresses

If the users want to identify the IP addresses of the website that they wish to block, the following steps have to be followed.

  • Click ‘Start’


  • Click All Programs


  • Then select ‘Accessories’


  • Select Command Prompt


  • Type in the following format: “ping www.websitename.com”


  • Ensure that quotation marks are not used


  • Press Enter


  • IP Addresses list will appear


  • Copy the IP Addresses


  • Paste the IP Addresses in a separate notepad and save the file


  • Users will now have to go back to the command prompt page


  • Again type the command as “ping www.websitename.com” in order to locate the host file


  • Enter each IP addresses followed by the website name on a separate line


  • If the user has six different IP addresses for the same website, then the users will have to enter the IP addresses separately in each line followed by the same website name

How to block specific websites access in your computer?

Note

  • IP addresses can be defined as an ‘internet protocol addresses’ that is represented as unique set of numbers that can be connected to each computer that is connected on the internet


  • Always make sure that the first line that denotes 127.0.0.1 localhost file should not be changed or modified


  • Password helps the users in preventing others to have unauthorized access to your computer


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