Blocking issue

Old 10-11-08, 03:07 AM
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Blocking issue

Good afternoon. I am having a problem blocking a website from loading a my machines. I am following the on line instructions, yet the site still loads. There are two different sets of instructions that I have followed.

The first:

1.) open Internet explorer
2.) Click on "tools"
3.) Select "Internet options" (at the bottom)
4.) Click on the "Content" tab
5.) Select "enable"
6.) Click on the "Approved sites" tab
7.) In the allow this web site box type in; (*we will block Myspace in the next step)
8.) Select "Never" to the right
9.) Click "ok"
10.) After clicking ok in step 9 You will then see a window asking for a password to be setup.
Type in a password and re-type it to confirm (Do not forget it) This will prevent someone from turning off this feature.
Type in a hint to help remind you if you do forget it.

The result of this one is it blocks my Internet Eeplorer keeping it from opening without a password. Once I enter a password, it allows me to open IE , yet still get access to the site I want to block.

The second:

1. Load your Internet explorer
2. Click Tools
3. Click Internet Options
4. Click the Privacy tab
5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites
6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK. Remember this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories.

The result:I can open IE and still get access to the site I want to block

I would appreciate any help on this matter, my young ones have found a "naughty site" you know the rest. Thank you in advance.

Windows XP 2, IE 6
Old 10-11-08, 08:07 AM
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Kids are inquisitive little creatures--you block e'm here--they
are gonna go there......................
Have fun....................
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you can edit the "hosts" file under "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc" to block a website. Its more efficient IMO.

first, back up the original hosts file. Then right click, "open", choose "notepad". you will see a line " localhost", now add "", and "" below it -- replace with whatever sites you want to block.

save and restart your web browser.

keep in mind your kids can still access the site via its IP address but i doubt they know that, yet.

fairly straightforward, but back up the hosts file first.
Old 10-13-08, 04:25 AM
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I have yet to get my IE blocker to work via all conventional methods but I did find a free utility that I installed and at this point it seems to preform the task that I am after. I cannot attest to the reliability nor the stability of the utility, but I am willing to give it a try for awhile. For those who may be interested, you can find more info here:
Old 10-14-08, 08:16 PM
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I have used k9 at work and it works great.

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