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Hi everyone

Can someone tell me how to effectively block a website (youtube) on my sisters computer? It needs to be reversable at a later date.
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Using IE... you can go to Tools... Internet Options... Security... Restricted... Sites... and enter it there. I believe Firefox is the same thing. You can do it on most routers as well.
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Using IE... you can go to Tools... Internet Options... Security... Restricted... Sites... and enter it there. I believe Firefox is the same thing. You can do it on most routers as well.
exactly
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Internet Exporer?
Internet Exporer/Tools/Internet Options/Security/Highlight Restricted sites and add the address there.

Or, were you looking for something more sophisticated?
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Block youtube... shame on you
    
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If you have a router, you can easily use it to block websites.

For FireFox, try this. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3145
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OR go to Windows/ System32/ drivers/ etc/ hosts. Open the Hosts file in Notepad and edit it as the directions in the file instruct you to. Example:
you want to block youtube- type in the file:
127.0.0.1 youtube.com

Essentially it is manually telling the browsers what IP to go to when a specific address is put in, instead of the browser automatically doing so. So, you can use this to redirect pages as well as block them.
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OR go to Windows/ System32/ drivers/ etc/ hosts. Open the Hosts file in Notepad and edit it as the directions in the file instruct you to. Example:
you want to block youtube- type in the file:
127.0.0.1 youtube.com

Essentially it is manually telling the browsers what IP to go to when a specific address is put in, instead of the browser automatically doing so. So, you can use this to redirect pages as well as block them.
So, how can I redirect youtube to somewhere else like Yahoo.com? Would I need to get Yahoo.com's IP? Or can I do

yahoo.com youtube.com ?
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post #9 of 11
Ted, that's a good tip. rep+
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yeah get yahoo's ip.
Just RUN cmd.exe, then type in ping yahoo.com. the ip should come up
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