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How do i block certain websites?


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demirkol

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I'm using Firefox and i want some websites blocked.


thanks in advance
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You should look into Hosts files. They work by creating a loop back to the host (your computer 127.0.0.1) and can be a very effective way to block unwanted sites and advertising.
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Come again lol. I didnt get anything you said there
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http://www.google.co...G=Google Search

Google is your friend!
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I'm Sorry that was a bit rude of me.

So here is a short lesson on hosts.

In XP go to C;\windows\system32\drivers\ect and you will find a Hosts file. Open it with Notepad.

Now any site you wish to block you make an entry like this

www.myspace.com 127.0.0.1

This is the first place Windows looks before going to th Domain Name Server to find an address so when it find the entry in the Hosts file it tries to contact 127.0.0.1 and gets no reply and then drops the attemp as unreachable. This gives you an Action canceled screen in the browser.

You can also set up a Proxy Server called dexter that will instead show a local page of your choice that can be used for your own amusement in blocking unwanted sites. (a copy of the Rolling Stones "Hot licks" logo is kind of cool)
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thank you
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Sorry but i've tried your method and it doesnt seem to work
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