Jump to content

Check out our Community Blogs

Register and join over 40,000 other developers!

Recent Status Updates

View All Updates

- - - - -

Tips of keeping your computer away from dangerous websites

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Sanders


    CC Newcomer

  • Just Joined
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts

Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

We all know that ** and other "interesting" websites are highly dangerous.Do you want to know how to block these kinds of sites? There are 3 tips you should know!
Incompletely ** filtering methods:

1. Modify the windows hosts file

Locate your HOSTS file. The hosts file is located in different places depending on your Windows version.

For XP/VISTA it is located in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC directory.

For 2000 it is located in the C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC folder, depending on the nature of your Windows install

To view the contents of this file, browse to the location of the file and double click on it. You will be asked whether you want to search the internet for a program to open the file or if you wish to choose from a list. Choose the list option and open the file with Notepad. You can now view all of the websites that are being blocked.
To manually block a site, go to the bottom of the file and on a new line type “ siteyouwanttoblock.com” without using quotes. This will block siteyouwanttoblock.com. Repeat the process for any other sites you wish to block, and then save the file by going to File>Save.

2. Use OpenDNS

If you want to filter what can and can NOT be seen on the Internet, you can use OpenDNS. Schools and government office use it… and its free.

Warning: With above two ** filtering methods, you can still visit websites you blocked with a web proxy. To completely block websites, you may need a professional ** Filter.

Completely ** filtering method:

3. Use a professional ** filter.

The best method is to use ** Filter, for example, Aobo ** Fiter to block unwanted websites and filter ** websites on your computer.

** Filter works with all popular web browsers. It can:

Filter ** web sites automatically
Running in stealth and undetectable mode
Blocks all ** web sites before they loaded to web browsers
Password protected, so that no one can bypass the blocker
To get a website unblocked by Aobo ** Filter. You can easily add it to the ** Filter White List.

Mac OS X ** filtering method:

There are also ** filtering for Mac OS X you can use parental control software from parental control software
Or OpenDNS from OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security

Final Review:

If you only want to block one or two websites, and there is no need to worry about someone bypassing the blocker with a web proxy. You can just modify the hosts file of your Windows.

If you want to block most of ** web sites, and there is no need to worry about someone bypassing the blocker with a web proxy. You can use opendns from OpenDNS

If you need to filter all ** web sites, and worry about someone may modify your settings or bypass the blocker with a web proxy. Then you need a professional ** filter
  • 0

Recommended from our users: Dynamic Network Monitoring from WhatsUp Gold from IPSwitch. Free Download