I have windows xp. I like to block some bad sites on my pc.
How can I do that?

Can anyone help me out to block websites on my PC.


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Yes, it is possible to block any website in your PC. Firstly browse the Internet, go to Tools and click to get the pull down menu and then select Internet options from the window "General" tab, click the buttons delete cookies,and also delete files, then open the tab Privacy click Sites after that you should type the address of the website you want to block including "http://www."clik the "Block Button" and last click ok.

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yes it is possible to block a particular website or multiple websites. yo can add websites in host file in windows. when you open this file add sites like this way
example <website address>

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I have 2 methods I like to use.

1st one is basically stokes1900's solution where you run a hosts file pointing bad sites to your loopback ip There are several tools that will create the file for you. Spybot s&D http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html or the 'parasite' hosts file http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm are both good options.

2nd one is to run peer block. http://www.peerblock.com/ it runs on the stack and blocks traffic based on its list.

All those suggestions are free and work well for me.


You have two methods to do so.
The first method is to use the built-in parental control in the windows XP, and the specific steps are here:http://www.ehow.com/how_2033277_use-parental-controls.html
The second method is to adopt third party parental control software, such as anykeylogger for win, which allows you not only to block sites, applications, set time limits of the Internet use but also to monitor computer activities including screenshots, visited sites, used applications, etc

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