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    How can I block facebook on my computer?

    Any help appreciated...

    Thanks

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    Banned

    Firewall Settings

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

    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.

    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]

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8292052

    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;8292053

    Firewall Settings



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

    Paddy Charlie;8292061

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



    lol!

    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)

    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

    Original Poster

    danmc;8292126

    Edit your hosts file here C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hostsand add … Edit your hosts file here C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hostsand add this [url]www.facebook.com[/url] 127.0.0.1But 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;8292173

    you could use Windows Live Family Safety also but I would do exactly what … 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;8292198

    K9 web protection. It's like Net nanny but it's free. You can add … 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

    timber;8292206

    Blocking using firefox … Blocking using firefox seehttp://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Parental+controls?bl=n&s=block%20sites&as=q



    thanks, again would have to download an add-on, so will see how this host method works out :thumbsup:

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    24601;8292340

    thanks, it asked me to choose a program to open the host file with.. … 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:

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;8292363

    paint...lolno you need notepad :whistling:




    lol yeah that what I meant :oops:

    Banned

    make sure you save the file name with the correct extension, just click save or it might save it as a text document.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all your help. It's worked...does anyonw know how would you reverse this?

    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

    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!

    24601;8292516

    thanks for all your help. It's worked...does anyonw know how would you … 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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