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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How to block websites without any software

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[For non-techies.]

To block websites on your home computer without investing in expensive software, here’s the trick (for Windows PCs):

Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Now type the following text in that Run box:

notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Step 2: You will see a new notepad window on your screen containing some cryptic information. Don’t panic. Just goto the last line of the file, hit the enter key and type the following: orkut.com facebook.com myspace.com

Save the file and exit. That’s it. None of the above sites will now open on your computer.

You can block as many websites as you like with the above technique.
If you want to remove the ban later, open the same file as mentioned in Step 1
and delete the above lines.

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