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Old 08-06-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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Does anyone know how I can block youtube from internet explorer and google chrome? It sucks up my data like crazy and since I pay by gb's, thats one website I really dont need.

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Old 08-06-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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Why not just not go to those sites?

If it's just one or two computers you can block them using the hosts file
Quick Tip: Block unwanted sites using the Windows hosts file - TechRepublic
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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Why not just not go to those sites?

If it's just one or two computers you can block them using the hosts file
Quick Tip: Block unwanted sites using the Windows hosts file - TechRepublic
Maybe the OP has a child who likes going to those sites, of course.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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If you have a router there should be option for parental controls. That will kill access for any device.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Look into OpenDNS. It's free, fairly easy to setup and will do exactly what you want, plus it gives you a lot of other options as to what kind of sites you might want to block.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If windows IE- tools[top, right corner circle], internet options, privacy tab, sites box, add name of site to block.
And instead of 'sites' box, click 'advanced' to block or prompt third party cookies and trackers.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Blocking "youtube.com" will have a limited effect. Most of the actual content is served from servers with names like "r14---sn-a5m7zned.c.googlesyndication.com", and a single video can load different chunks of the content from several different servers.

Blocking "youtube.com" will limit access to the YT home page, but YT videos could still be embedded in web pages, accessed through 3rd party apps (think Roku), etc. It can easily turn into a frustrating game of cat and mouse.

Set up OpenDNS and be done with it. Let them do all that work.
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