How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer
How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

How to block websites and why really you need to do this? Blocking any website on your computer becomes necessary when you really want to make a computer your personal computer. Many times someone from your family or some irritating friend ? comes to you and want to use your computer to surf the internet and then they start watching videos on YouTube or start chatting on Facebook regardless of whether you are liking it or not but you can’t even ask them to leave your computer.
Under such situations, you cannot do anything. I know the situations because I have faced this. So, just keep silence and let them go away from your computer.

But there is a very useful and simple method which you can do to stop others from using your computer.
Of course, you never want that anyone uses your computer for a long time and keeps using your internet while you just sit aside them to see what they are doing. You can simply block the sites on your computer and prevent them from opening in your system to get rid of this problem.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

Below is the step by step procedure to block websites on your Computer easily.

First of all, you have to launch My Computer in case if you are using Windows 8 or 8.1 then launch This PC ?. Once you are there Go to the Windows installation drive mostly it is C but may vary for you. Then Windows and then System32 then drivers and then etc folder. You can copy address and paste in the address bar of your file manager but remember to replace C if you have installed windows on any other drive. C:WindowsSystem32driversetc

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

Now after reaching to these files you will see two files named Host. Select one of the Host File of type ICS File and then Right Click on that file and choose Cut option from the new popup menu.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer
Paste that file on the desktop your computer will warn you saying File Access Denied there clicks on Continue button.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer
Now open the Host file in notepad by Right click and hover your mouse point over Open with from the pop-up menu then select Notepad. The file will be opened in the notepad.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer
Now it is the time to modify your Host file. Just type the site’s address followed by 127.0.0.1 at the last line of the code. For example, I was blocking www.facebook.com so I type 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com. You can see below image to make it clear.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer
Save the file and paste it back to the folder where you had cut it from.

How to Block Websites on Windows Computer

How to Unblock Blocked Websites

Once you have blocked some websites the next thing which you may need is to unblock that blocked site.

So, just follow the first 5 steps i.e. bring the file to the desktop, right-click the file and select edit and remove 127.0.0.1 from the end of the code which you had added before. Save the file again and then page it to the etc folder again.

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