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How can I block facebook on my computer?

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Any help appreciated...

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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Firewall Settings
banned#2
Get a job in my office, they are worse than China for blocking websites
1 Like #3
Edit your hosts file here C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
and add this [url]www.facebook.com[/url] 127.0.0.1

But if their determined they will just use a proxy and then there's pretty much nothing you can do but keep checking the pc's history and pointing the proxy sites to 127.0.0.1 also.
#4
The easiest way to block any website on a computer/laptop (not for the network, which would happen if you block it on the router) is to add the address to the local hosts file. It may sound technical but they will not get past it easilly.

If running Windows XP/vista/7 go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
then right click hosts then open with note pad
at the bottom of the document type
[url]www.facebook.com[/url]
#5
whatsThePoint
block the webpage on your router or in your internet options


thanks, have been to tools and options in firefox, but can't see an option for blocking specific websites :?

casparwhite
Firewall Settings


thanks :thumbsup: so you would just go to firewall settings, and exceptions?

Paddy Charlie
Get a job in my office, they are worse than China for blocking websites


lol!
2 Likes #6
you could use Windows Live Family Safety also but I would do exactly what danmc has wrote above ( joined this today to give you the same answer as he has only to find while I was joining danmc beat me to it)
#7
K9 web protection. It's like Net nanny but it's free. You can add specific sites to block.
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/support/faq.php
#9
If you want to confuse the person change danmc's host file to

[url]www.facebook.com[/url] 66.102.9.99

then every time they go to facebook they arrive at google, searching in google and clicking a link will also send them back to google as will any other search site. Just sit and watch them scratch their head wondering why they are getting no where
#10
danmc
Edit your hosts file here C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
and add this [url]www.facebook.com[/url] 127.0.0.1

But if their determined they will just use a proxy and then there's pretty much nothing you can do but keep checking the pc's history and pointing the proxy sites to 127.0.0.1 also.


thanks, it asked me to choose a program to open the host file with.. should i choose paint and then type [url]www.facebook.com[/url] 127.0.0.1 ?

to unblock the website, would I do the reverse?

leemorton
you could use Windows Live Family Safety also but I would do exactly what danmc has wrote above ( joined this today to give you the same answer as he has only to find while I was joining danmc beat me to it)


Thanks for the help and welcome, I think I will go for this option :thumbsup:

deek72
K9 web protection. It's like Net nanny but it's free. You can add specific sites to block.
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/support/faq.php


thanks for the link :thumbsup:, will take a look if the above doesn't work, dont really want to download software if I don't have to, as it's only facebook I want to block



thanks, again would have to download an add-on, so will see how this host method works out :thumbsup:
banned#11
24601
thanks, it asked me to choose a program to open the host file with.. should i choose paint and then type [url]www.facebook.com[/url] 127.0.0.1 ?



paint...lol

no you need notepad :whistling:
#12
lumoruk
paint...lol

no you need notepad :whistling:



lol yeah that what I meant :oops:
banned#13
make sure you save the file name with the correct extension, just click save or it might save it as a text document.
#14
thanks for all your help. It's worked...does anyonw know how would you reverse this?
#15
tried the above and typed into notepad but I could not save the documnent

I dont understand how typing infor on WP doc stops access to facebook.

Son wants me to block it off his computer, trying to revise and BIG distraction for him, I anot very techy though
#16
knew I should not start this

Went into tools, internet options content. Put facebook in the box of excluded sites and then had to password it

then I could not access any sites without the password.

Come to think of if....I need it for this site when I have other things I MUST do!
#17
24601
thanks for all your help. It's worked...does anyonw know how would you reverse this?

just re open the hosts file and add a "# " (a hash sign and at lest one space) before the [url]www.facebook.com[/url] and save again. The # tells windows to ignore that line of code

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