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Is there any way to block a website from ie7, opera, and ff?
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on a single computer, or the whole network?

EDIT: if on single computer, use the HOSTS file.

go to C:\\Windows\\System32\\Drivers\\Etc

Open the HOSTS file.

at the bottom add
"127.0.0.1 www.google.com"

But instead of google, use the site you want to block and dont put the quotes.
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I would look through the options menus.

Although almost all firewalls allow you to block websites, I think that may work better for you if you have a software or hardware firewall.
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
on a single computer, or the whole network?

EDIT: if on single computer, use the HOSTS file.

go to C:WindowsSystem32DriversEtc

Open the HOSTS file.

at the bottom add
"127.0.0.1 www.google.com"

But instead of google, use the site you want to block and dont put the quotes.
Awesome, thanks! +rep to both of you.
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I use the HOSTS file to block certain websites- Works great and there's almost no way the average Joe can work their way around it.
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Or if you want to block websites all over your network, you could use opendns.com.
 
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Or if you want to block websites all over your network, you could use opendns.com.
It's okay, I only needed it on one computer, so I'm good now.
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