block websites

August 15, 2009 at 20:35:19
Specs: Windows XP sp2, intel pentium 4, 1gb ram
how do i block a certain website?because my brother always go to a porn site. I block them once by using this command to block the site (notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts ) is there any alternative way to to block the site?

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#1
August 15, 2009 at 21:08:25
If you've blocked it with a hosts file, it should stay blocked (though there are so many, you'd never catch all of them). I'd put a BIOS password on to keep him off your machine...

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#2
August 16, 2009 at 00:37:33
but we share the same computer ..could you please help me.

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#3
August 16, 2009 at 10:03:14
Only other thing I can think of is some sort of filtering software (aka NetNanny, CyberPatrol) and the usefulness of them is somewhat hit-or-miss.

Otherwise look for a machine for yourself or him; don't let him mess up your machine. There's plenty of deals available...


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#4
August 16, 2009 at 15:27:05
If its just particular websites it is often necessary to block them in Hosts with and without "www" (two entries). Like this:

127.0.0.1 somewebsite.com
127.0.0.1 www.somewebsite.com

Otherwise you need filtering software, as already suggested.

some other bloke...


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#5
August 17, 2009 at 06:51:31
thank you for all of that ...i will download a filtering software and use it.. thank's a lot

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