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Things are getting a little out of control at work with people using the server for internet entertainment. What is the easiest/fastest way to block most websites? We need to be connected to the internet since it's a server, but we really don't use any web browsers for work related purposes.

Our ISP is Verizon and we use a Belkin modem. The OS is Windows XP.
If a program/software is required to do this then it must run on few resources since the computer is older. Also, free would be the best. If we have to purchase software it would have to be as cheap as possible.

We attempted to block out websites using the content advisor but someone keeps deleting the settings and erasing the passwords.

Thanks for your help,

Matt
    
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block it in the HOST file ?
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block it in the HOST file ?
Not sure what that is nor where it can be found. lol
Explain please?
    
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What if someone removes the file? I'm looking for something with password protection.
    
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Take away their admin rights ?
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who is really going to find that file all the way down in system 32...
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Most routers have a parental control feature.

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Use OpenDNS; using their filters? opendns.com
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Take away their admin rights ?
There aren't any user accounts. We have to log into the admin account for the other computers to connect to it as a server.

@ wumpus -

I really wouldn't put it past them. =P
Can I also block proxy servers using HOST?
    
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