Friday, March 13, 2015

Child Safety Blog - Block Social Networking Websites like Facebook, Youtube etc

You or your child anyone can be addicted to social networking websites. For de-addiction follow these steps:-
 Windows: Go to "Run"

and Type:-     C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

Copy “Hosts” file and paste it on the Desktop. Right Click on it, go to rename and rename it to “Hosts.txt” and open in the Notepad. It looks like -

Now copy the below given list (in blue color) just after the last line in the hosts file:
# Block Websites

Save the file and remove the .txt extension by clicking on "rename " option 

In case you are unable to save the file then change the administrator permissions -Right click on the “hosts”file, choose Properties -> Security (Security is the second tab) and make sure all the boxes are checked in . Now save it.

Copy the modified “hosts” file to the  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc 

If you are asked to replace then press “Yes”.

Go to Command Prompt and type :

ipconfig /flushdns
Press Enter

Again go to command prompt and type

ipconfig /registerdns 

Press Enter

Open the browser and check whether these websites are blocked? If not then re-boot the computer and re-check. It is done now.

Likewise you can block as many websites as you want.

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