Blocking unwanted sites

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by aurdav, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. aurdav

    aurdav Registered Member

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    I am using windows xp and IE. I ave website listed in the restricted zone but they are still able to be accessed. How do I prevent these sites from opening?

    i.e., "*butt.com"
     
  2. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

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    I don't use IE, but you can use the hosts file to block it:

    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File.

    Nick
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Hey aurdav,

    When you place a site in the Restricted Zone you restrict what html code can executed....Active script, Java, ActiveX components....etc. If your not wanting a site to be opened at all....you can use what they call a Hosts file.

    Here's a couple links about Hosts file.

    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

    How to use the Hosts File

    Edit:
    Yeah....what Nick said :ninja:
     
  4. TheSnowGuy

    TheSnowGuy Guest

    Placing a website in the restricted zone does not prevent the site from loading....it only restricts what the website can do....an then only if you have correctly set the settings in the restricted zone.
    As Nick wisely said....a Host File works great......also a couple of firewalls have the means of blocking websites........there are yet other programs such as ADSHIELD (payware)that prevents websites from loading.
    IE content advisor may be of some use to you also.......personally I use several means of blocking....an its never enough.....
     
  5. aurdav

    aurdav Registered Member

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    Thanks, I installed firefox also, but I did not see were to block/prohibit sites there either.o_O
     
  6. aurdav

    aurdav Registered Member

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    Has anyone posted a host file with adult/porn sites included?
     
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  8. Justhelping

    Justhelping Guest

    For Firefox, install adblock, there is an option to block sites on top of objects.

    http://mail.technerve.com/blockxxx/ is another option for firefox.



    For internet explorer you go to tools internet option-->Content--->Enable content advisor. Set password, enter sites you want to block, or use a generic parental control file.
     
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