Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How to Block Websites On Your Windows Computer Without Using Any Software

Do you know you can block any website you don't want to open on your Computer browser. For this you do not need to use any website blocking software or application on your Windows PC. To block websites on your Windows computer just follow a small trick which is so easy and everyone can do this on their Computers. This technique is very useful if you have Computer in your home and your family members are using it. For example if you have limited Internet connection then you can block all download websites or online video websites.

Block websites with few simple steps no need to use any software sometime its very useful to you. Please follow these below steps to block or restrict access to websites that you do not need.
How to Block Websites On Your Computer Without Using Any Software

Block Websites On Your Windows Computer - Solution
  • Brows C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc (where C: is your system Drive)
  • Double click on the file named "hosts"
  • It will ask Choose the program you want to use to open this file Choose notepad then click OK
  • In the notepad you will find something like below, it may be differ in your case.
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
#          # source server
#              # x client host       localhost
  • Don't worry about that, all you have to is add the website just bellow of "  localhost" and that site will no longer accessible.
Example:-      localhost      *****.com (The website address)
  • Then save it (File menu save or Ctrl+s) 
  • So now put the address you have given in your browser it will show "unable to connect". 
  • You can add more websites like that.
You may also interested to know what is the concept, how it block the websites. Actually while you enter (is the Loopback Address) then at-least one space and the website name. It simply redirect the website to the IP which is a loopback address of your PC, so there is nothing to show and finally the browser can't display the web page or website.

~~~::: Computer Tips & Tricks Of The Day :::~~~
Press Windows Key + R Then Type msinfo32 and Press Enter Key - It Will Show the System Information, where you will get to know the Configuration of the Windows PC or Laptop such as Processor, RAM, Windows Version, System Model and System Manufacturer etc.

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