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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to manually block any website on your pc?

Hi friends, this is Sheharyar Sikandar, how are you guys doin? Hope everything is cool at your side :))
So guys ever wanted to restrict some website on your pc? May be you don't want your kids to visit certain websites or something like that. So here is how you can block any website manually on your pc.

You can do that by making some simple changes to your hosts file using notepad.

Where is hosts file located?

  • For windows NT/ 200/ XP/2003/Vista/7, it is in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\
  • For Linux and Unix it is located at /etc/hosts
  • For Mac OS 9 and earlier, go to System Folder -->Preferences
  • For Mac OS X, it is at /private/etc/hosts
Open hosts file in notepad, its should look like this :
Now in the end of this script you just have to add websiteyouwanttoblock

For example you want to block, then you will add 
following lines at the end,

and save it, now you will no longer have access to and you are done!

But here is a little problem for windows 7 users. You can't edit the hosts file. So,

For Windows 7 users

Here is what you can do to edit hosts file, as earlier my friend xeo had already mentioned 'how windows 7 users can edit hosts file' in his tutorial of cracking idm manually, so i am quoting the same method here,
  • "Right click on hosts file and go to its properties then go to Security tab select Users under Group or user names and click on edit button,Permission For Host Window will get open.
  •  In that window select Users account and grant permission in bellow section which is “Permission for SYSTEM” by clicking all checkbox under “Allow” Name and press Ok.Don't click on any Deny check box.
  • Otherwise the best option is copy this hosts file to desktop and delete it from etc folder…Now edit hosts file(which copied on desktop)…Make changes according to next step, now again do it copy to etc folder.. "

So that's it you are done, I hope you got it, still have any queries just comment. :))

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I am XEO Hacker, the founder of Hack With Style (HWS). I am blogging since 2009 before that I just search things and now I am sharing my knowledge through this plateform.I'm also a freelance writer on topics related to Website Hacking,Website Optimization (SEO), blogger customizations and making money online.
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