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Old 07-05-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I need to block some sites on my computer. I googled this and I tried going through the command prompt and typing 127.0.0.1 etc and also tried going into the internet options box and typing in the sites name and adding it to the block list, but when I type the site in my browser I am still being allowed to go to it....I did restart my computer to see if the changes would take effect but I guess it is not working
I hit Firefox-->Options-->Privacy,copy paste the offending URL in the proper box, and hit "Block."
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Depending on who you are trying to block from accessing certain sites on a given computer you may be wasting your time even trying. If you are trying to block a tech/computer savvy teenager from porn sites you most likely just waste your time. If you know what you are doing you can pick up anyone's computer and do whatever you want and go to whatever site you want and the owner will never even know you used the computer at all.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I wasn't looking at it from that angle. I was mostly just thinking about keeping something out that might be wanting to get in. For example, Yahoo told me I needed to change my password because they believed my email was compromised. And roughly at about the same time, one of our credit cards reflected a purchase of flowers from a site in Britain. If I ever get flowers, it will be where I live.

Anyway, I suspected there was some malware that got through and I cleaned up the computer (not to mention changing my email password.) And, as a matter of course, I blocked that flower site.
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