How can I block a specific site on my web browser?

Djl20120528 May 9, 2014
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How to block FaceBook on PC?
What should I do If I don’t want someone to access a website on my family computer? How can I completely block it? It’s actually my daughter. She spends too much time on Facebook and keeps company with bad people. I don’t want her to use Facebook any more. I have tried the parental controls, but I think she find way to bypass it. Any suggestion?

  1. Leonajudy
    June 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

    To block websites, you can try the following ways:
    1. You could install a free personal firewall or web filter software to block any website.
    2. If you have a router, it has a built-in administrator page that allows you to control what is accessible on the internet and what is not. However, , it actually depends on the complexity of the router's software.
    3. If using IE, you could also edit the list of restricted sites (tools- internet options-security - restricted sites), but this may not help you if you are using some other browser.

  2. Ritaniston
    May 30, 2014 at 3:16 am

    There are many ways to block sites on web browsers, see here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001480.htm

  3. Jadeberge
    May 23, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I have tried quite a few internet filters on my family computer. It is a bit touch-and-go finding good software that offers parents enough control to restrict pornographic and violent images. By searching in Google, you will get a lot. Hope it can help u.

  4. Tim B
    May 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

    If you have no use for Facebook at all, you could always block it using your Hosts file. This would make it inaccessible from any web browser, regardless of the software installed on your PC. Whenever a connection to Facebook is attempted, your computer will look somewhere else for it.

    You want to add a lines like this:

    127.0.0.1 facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 http://www.facebook.com

    You can find out more about doing this here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-surprising-uses-for-the-windows-hosts-file/

    Remember, you won't be able to access it either! And the only way to restore access is to edit the hosts file again.

  5. LucisKIM
    May 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    If you are using IE browser, do as the following:

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110627220440AAxJEiw

    This is free and should do it but it will not block porn pictures on google images.

    Specially designed software can block a huge range of sites that they have researched and set into a list. An example is Aobo porn filter(http://www.remotespy.co/internet-filter.html). They block porn sites on all the browsers. Usually, they are not freew. You should pay for them.

  6. Dalsan M
    May 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    OpenDNS, K-9 Web Protection, and adding the website to the router's blacklist are the most common and top ways of blocking access to websites, even for businesses and educational institutions across the world. However, as mentioned, they are somewhat easy to get around once you know what to look for, especially since these methods (except through the router blacklist as far as I know) announces the name(s) of what is blocking the websites. Another thing to note is that changing the DNS servers, such as using OpenDNS to utilize their blocking ability and protections, may cause slower internet browsing and download speeds, especially if you are outside of the U.S.

    Something to consider is downloading and installing a third party firewall, such as Comodo Firewall, and use the website blacklisting, as well as protect against malware and attacks.

    Although these may help slow down access to Facebook and help protect against malware and attacks, it probably wouldn't last very long with the wealth of knowledgeable people that teens have access to that can offer methods to work around these blocks. Also, there would likely be another way to access Facebook, such as through a cell phone or other device, which would be more difficult to block. On top of this, your daughter may become irate, hateful, and spiteful against you, which could lead to rebellious activity and behavior, and likely fighting with you. Talking with her about the situation and your concerns would be the best course of action. You could mention taking action to block access to Facebook and other social media sites if things don't slow down and get better. It is better to have open communications with your daughter than having her become rebellious and undermine your authority.

  7. Hovsep A
    May 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

    you can try K9 web protection
    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

    Oron is right there are other ways to get connected

  8. Oron J
    May 9, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Top two ways I can think of doing this are:

    1. Add facebook to your broadband-router's blacklist (most have such a facility)
    2. Use OpenDNS and again, add FaceBook to the blacklist.

    There are ways to get around either of those (think of the Chinese or Iranian users who are getting around the blocks their government is imposing on them), but it will require a very determined effort on the part of your daughter.

    More importantly, talk to her. If she thinks you are just being unreasonable, she will escalate her actions (look for a technical solution, use a mobile phone instead of the PC, use friends'/school's computers, run away...). Explain your concerns to her as you would to an equal, and let her suggest ways forward.

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