So, you are worried that your kids are playing too much games in a particular site or you just want to block few site on your computer or whatever your reason may be, here is a way. Pleas note that this process will block the site on single computer where this process was done.
It is easy to block a website on a computer using any software or just by changing the DNS server and changing few settings but if you don’t want to use any additional software or service then in this case too, you can block websites on your Windows machine. All you will require for this is :
1. A windows machine
2. A text editor (notepad will do)
3. A web browser
Just follow the steps given below to block a particular website.
1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
2. Find the file named “HOSTS”
3. Open it using notepad.
4. Under “127.0.0.1 localhost” Add 127.0.0.2 www.orkut.com , and that site will no longer be accessible.
- www.orkut.com will not be accessible anymore.
If you want to add more sites then just increment the IP address by one and add it to the list.
127.0.0.3 www.yahoo.com (if you want to block yahoo)
127.0.0.4 www.msn.com (if you want to block msn)
127.0.0.5 www.google.com (if you want to block google)
127.0.0.6 www.facebook.com (if you want to block facebook)
127.0.07 www.youtube.com (if you want to block youtube)
You can use this trick to block popup sites as well or any other advertising site.
If you have any trouble please let me know on the comments and I will try to help you out.