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How to Block Web Sites

Stop others from accessing undesired web sites on your computer with these easy to follow steps.


  • Step 1: Block websites Block web sites on Internet Explorer by opening the browser and clicking Tools. Select Internet Options. Click on the Content tab and select Enable.
  • Step 2: Select Never Click the Settings button, and then on the Approved Sites tab and type in the web site you want blocked. Select Never, and then add web sites you want blocked.
  • Step 3: Click OK Click the OK button at the bottom. A new page will open.
  • Step 4: Create a password Create a password so no one can turn off the block. After you click OK, you have successfully blocked that web site on Internet Explorer.
  • Step 5: Block with Firefox Block sites of your choice on Firefox by downloading the extension BlockSite. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for downloading the add-on.
  • TIP: Steps are different for different browsers and versions. If you use Google Chrome, or Safari, visit their help sections to get the same results.
  • Step 6: Block with Windows Block web sites for Windows by clicking on the Start button. Then select Run.
  • Step 7: Type in the box Type "notepad c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts" in the box and hit OK.
  • Step 8: Type site address Go to the last line in the notepad file that pops up and hit Enter. Type and then the web site you want to block. For example: Then click Enter and repeat for other web sites you would like to block. Save the file and exit.
  • FACT: In 2009, the Iraqi government moved to block web sites deemed to be pornographic or incite conflict.

You Will Need

  • Internet access

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