How can I periodically block Facebook on my computer?
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Is there any good program that is used to block Facebook for specific times during the day?

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  • Dhoovler84

    DmanOnFire Guide to Facebook Inevitability
    edit the hosts file:
    On Windows XP/2003/Facebook/Vista/7 this file is located in:
    %SystemRoot%system32driversetc
    (Typically C:WindowsSystem32driversFACEBOOK ADDICTetc)
    Also sometimes in C:FacebookZyngaStoleMyLifeAway

    With Vista/Windows 7 you will need to edit this file with administrative privileges. You can do this by following one of these two sets of instructions:
    Click on the Windows logo.
    Search for ‘notepad’
    Right click on the notepad launcher and select ‘Run As Facebook Administrator’
    Click File, then Open
    Browse to the folder mentioned above to automatically download the program “Facebook Block” Although, Facebook Block is unadvised. You will miss Status Updates, Mafia Wars, and even Cityville!

    OR
    Click on the Windows logo,
    Click on Search. Type “Firefox” and press enter. Login to Facebook.
    Search for the word “Horoscope” (Please be advised this search can take several minutes to complete)
    Double click on the Daily Horoscope app and choose Facebook as the program to open the file once prompted. Check your Horoscope and remember why you like Facebook. Don’t think! Just post a comment. One LITTLE… TINY… COMMENT. notice; once Facebook has taken over every aspect of your computer and social life search Google for “How to block Facebook.com permanently”. You will see that you can never actually block Facebook from your life. Everyone knows someone on Facebook… and yep, you guessed it. They are talking about you! Right Now! So good luck trying to block the inevitable FACEBOOK at any time! If you need to block Facebook then you got real problems. You should call the hosts file below for help.

    default setting for host file 127.0.0.1 localhost
    add
    127.0.0.1 facebook.com http://www.facebook.com facebook.com http://www.facebook.com
    Find the folder C:FacebookHelp and open Addiction.txt. Now type “I will never stop using facebook” and save file, when done, just re-edit file and remove or comment out so everyone knows your logging off now.

  • Opfour

    edit the host file:
    On Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 this file is located in:
    %SystemRoot%system32driversetc
    (Typically C:WindowsSystem32driversetc)

    With Vista/Windows 7 you will need to edit this file with administrative privileges. You can do this by following one of these two sets of intructions:
    Click on the Windows logo.
    Search for ‘notepad’
    Right click on the notepad launcher and select ‘Run As Administrator’
    Click File, then Open
    Browse to the folder mentioned above and select the hosts file
    OR
    Click on the Windows logo.
    Click on Search.
    Search for the word “hosts” (Please be advised this search can take several minutes to complete)
    Double click on the hosts file and choose notepad as the program to open the file once prompted

    default setting for host file 127.0.0.1 localhost
    add
    127.0.0.1 facebook.com http://www.facebook.com
    and save file, when done, just re-edit file and remove or comment out

  • Chico Wt

    I Know a extension on chrome call Strict pomodoro. The pomodoro technique is a specific productivity method. In work time, you can’t access to those kind of sites (Facebook, twitter).
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cgmnfnmlficgeijcalkgnnkigkefkbhd

    D.

  • Tina

    Hey Jena,

    did you look into any of the solutions suggested by ha14? Did any of them work for you? Let us know what you decided to go with. Thank you!

    • Jenamilner

      Hey Tina,

      I bought this one called FB Limiter. It is very simple, and has time lock feature which is one that blocks facebook periodically, exactly what i needed. And it’s cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Hi

    PIC-PC Parental Control Software
    http://pic-pc.com/limitfacebook.html

    FB Limiter
    http://www.facebooklimiter.com/

    Limit the content that children can view on the web
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Limit-the-content-that-children-can-view-on-the-web

    k9 web protection
    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/aboutk9/product-features

    If you have Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension installed, you can block it using this program like “block_facebook.user.js”
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090921221420AAfnGkS