I right click on Notepad on the Start/Programs list and then run Notepad as Administrator. Then a blank Notepad page opens. I go to Open and then open a host file that I had previously tried to use to block a site. I am trying to block facebook on my work computer so I'll just paste the text that I've added to try to block facebook.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Then I save the file and close it. I open facebook on a browser and it loads and opens. I search facebook on google and open the its page and it opens. This is what's SO frustrating because I've searched the web for a whole week and keep coming across page after page that says the way to block a site is through host files. I follow instructions and still can't block the sites I want blocked.
I did read on a blog that when you're trying to use host files, your anti viruses and firewalls must be shut off. But I don't know how accurate that information is since I was never able to find more information on it.
Hope someone here can help me.
Thank you in advance for your time. I'd really appreciate any help.