How to block specific web addresses

May 15, 2012 at 11:25:22
Specs: Win 7
Do Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 8 have a function built in
that I can use to specify third-party web addresses to not
download anything from?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
May 15, 2012 at 11:26:11
There is a trick I like to use in this case that might be able to help you.. except it doesn't block downloads from the site, it blocks the site entirely, is that what you wanted?

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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#2
May 15, 2012 at 11:30:02
Jeff google hosts file and how to use it to block web site access.

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#3
May 15, 2012 at 11:31:42
That was actually what I was talking about.. I love editing that file to block websites.

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#4
May 15, 2012 at 14:30:49
Don't edit the file except to add in what you want or need. Get a good hosts file already made.

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Some home routers/modems may also have a similar way to block sites.

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#5
May 15, 2012 at 14:53:26
Thanks all.

Jefro, the page you linked has a link to a hosts.txt file with
lots of sites that one would likely want blocked:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

The first entry is:

127.0.0.1 localhost

Can you explain that special entry at all?

Edit: I see that it is explained lower down on the web page!

Immediately after that first entry is:

::1 localhost #[IPv6]

Can you explain it at all? I currently have IPv6 turned off.

Also, why are all entries "127.0.0.1"?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
May 15, 2012 at 15:46:01
127.0.0.1 is the tcp/ip loopback address.

by signifing that ip for a domain name the local dns resolver doesn't look anywhere else [like the isp dns server for that domain names ip] so the request is sent to localhost which is the same place as the request.

Basically it round files [garbage can] the request

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#7
May 17, 2012 at 08:08:21
I think you ought to consider IE9 as well.

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