Blocking is denying access to something. You can block applications, websites, access, or any other number of things. Blocking will stop the item from accessing whatever you've blocked it from.

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Blocking Websites

I use Linux, I connect to Internet through Ethernet, I made a Hot-spot, so that I can share my Internet with my Family Members, now I see the that one of my elder was getting addicted to illegal ...
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Ublock: Set wildcard not working

I now want to filter the Facebook join group button so i won't accidentally leave the group. Now, I configured this filter because the Facebook join group button evades filter by changing it's ...
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How can I unblock the installation of a program in Windows 10

I want to install AllShare_2.1.0.12031_10.exe for my Samsung TV. Seems as if it is blocked somehow. What can I do about that?
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Not able to block some websites using /etc/hosts

I want to block social media websites on my computer so that I can avoid distractions and work in peace. One solution I came across was to modify the /etc/hosts file to point to localhost, so I tried ...
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mikrotik router 951ui - block all websites except popular webmails and fb

I want to block all websites on all users connecting to our mikrotik rb951ui router except for few websites like gmail, Hotmail, yahoomail. The blocking should not only for browser-based access but ...
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Block Facebook using Windows Firewall not work

I'm trying to block Facebook following this guide but it didn't work. Did you try this way and did it work? Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall Windows Firewall:
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Iptables WiFi , blocking

I would like to block all Wi-Fi devices except one. I have two Wi-Fi routers and I am only allowing one in my IPTABLES rules to connect; but I am able to still connect to both. iptables -P INPUT ...
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Lock Firefox Settings and Changes / Addons and about:

I would like to lock my Firefox. The quest is: don't let anyone or anything change something on my Firefox. I would like to block any changes (add-ons, settings, prefs). I created: as.js with: ...
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Blocking Internet access by MAC host Cyberoam

There is a cyberoam router. A firewall rule exits which drops all services from specific host. Now the problem is if I specify the host as "IP host" and enter the source ip of particular node. The ...
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Still Lost on Blocking TCP Port Connections form Terminal

I'm still not 100% understanding what to do in Terminal to block certain URLs for specific ports. And I don't want to use Little Snitch. I really want to wrap my head around this. So if someone can ...
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How to remove or strip images in email signatures in Thunderbird?

I get really annoyed by people, clients or companies putting images in their signatures, be it small or large images or nowadays animated gifs. Is there a setting or add-on for Thunderbird to hide, ...
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Block YouTube using Cyberoam CR25iNG [closed]

Hope you are OK. I was trying to block YouTube access in my company using Cyberoam UTM. I have firware 10.6.3 MR-1 installed. I have configured the web filter to block youtube.com and m.youtube.com as ...
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Blocking access to folder at specific hours

I am quite sure this question has been asked already, but I can't find the (removed?) post anymore. How can I block the access to some folders (i.e music, videos...) on my laptop at specific hours ...
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Ubuntu - change block device location from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

Host: Ubuntu 15.04 I have a M.2 SSD and one hard-disk. The hard-disk device location is normally at /dev/sda and the SSD is at /dev/sdb. I looked into some posts and found out some possible ...
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Trying to block Agar.io android app connection on wifi

I want to block access to Agar.io completely from android devices in the house, my internet is through virgin media with a SuperHub, I've played with port blocking(ports 443 and 1501-1551) and domain ...
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How to properly use route table in my case?

I know that there are many tutorial and probably topics about it, but I just can't configure it to work for me. I hope someone could help me :) I'm using Windows 10, but it shouldn't be problem. So, ...
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How to use different services (ftp, vpn) if all ports are blocked except 80 and 443

Unfortunately the sysadmin blocked all ports in my network except 80 and 443 so just the browser works properly. Previously I've used VPN, (S)FTP, SSH to work remotely. Now I cannot do that. Could ...
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Blocking executable with variable file name from running

I have some annoying malware/unwanted program on my PC and can't get rid of it so I thought of blocking its executable(s) from running. For the latter, I found How to Block an Application or .EXE from ...
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samba: Oplock break failed for file <file> — replying anyway

I am getting dozens of these messages in my log. I've tried putting "blocking locks = no" in the name of the share that these messages occur in (from this link) and kernel oplocks = yes in the ...
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Ghostery Add-On would not block this time?

This is the first time it's ever happened, but I saw an unblocked tracker when accessing a site and when I clicked on the box to block it, I got a notice that Ghostery "only blocks sites beginning ...
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Does Blocklist manager still work and if no, what's an alternative?

Years ago I used a handy program called BlockList Manager. Though the website is still up, I can't find any working download links. I was able to downoad it from this site and run it but the program ...
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Can't access my websites from my home network. Router, ISP or something else?

I'm having trouble accessing my websites. Here's the problem and the steps that I've already taken to try to debug the problem: Yesterday I was in the middle of updating my website. One moment it ...
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Block Port 4000 on Window 7

On Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit system Need to block Port 4000. Under system Firewall by creating inbound rules and outbound rules have blocked port 4000 but its not working. Need your advice. System ...
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Blocking specific users from using Microsoft Edge browser

How can I block specific ("standard") users from using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Pro? NTFS permissions on: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe don't ...
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Restrict access to certain websites based on user in windows or chrome browser

I am trying to restrict access to websites for multiple schools at different locations. We are currently using windows 7 on most of our systems. And all our kids and staff have google apps for ...
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What are the possible effects that deleting UAService.exe could have on my computer/OS? [closed]

Thanks to my EXTREMELY annoying school policy, I am unable to run and .bat, .exe, .wav, .mp4, .mp3, etc. files on my computer. I have tracked down the Lightspeed User Service, and am wondering what ...
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How to disable administrative share C$ only to some computers or users [duplicate]

In my network the users can acces with the administrative share C$ to my computer because they are admin users, is possible to block some computers or users? I tried to change some options with ...
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Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin

There's one crucial feature from ABP that I haven't found in my (one week of) uBlock0 usage - the “Open blockable items” feature that allows me to allow and disallow at the level of page elements. ...
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Writing to flash drive becomes very slow after 10% completion

I have a new 32GB Kingston flash drive. When writing files the transfer speed reduces to 1-3MBps after copying approx 10% of data, while the initial transfer speed was 50MBps+. Sometimes it retains ...
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Xbox users bogging down my coffee shops open WiFi

I own a coffee shop with open Wi-Fi but the tenants that live above the shop are bogging it down with their Xbox. Is there a way I can block that device from connecting to my Wi-Fi?
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is there any way to access a site which is blocked from router?

I have 2 PC's named as PC A and PC B. PC A can access to all sites but PC B has limited access. The router restricts to certains sites like youtube in PC B as its mac address is blocked in router. ...
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Unable to block a website through System32/drivers/etc/hosts

I am trying to block social media and news websites on my local machine (Windows 7). I added the below lines into my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.thatstamil.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com In ...
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Browser traffic is blocked but pinging traffic isn't

In my school, the internet only allows us to connect to Email and to our school course pages where content, homework, etc is posted. If I try to go to hulu.com in the browser, I get a blank ...
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Windows hosted Network block mac addresses

I have created a hosted network on windows 10. I was wondering if there is any way to block mac addresses on the network. The most I can do is run the command "netsh wlan show hostednetwork" to see ...
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How to block localhost connection with Windows Firewall (Server 2012 R2) [duplicate]

Is there a way to block a localhost connection with the Windows Firewall ? Thanks.
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Blocking users from copying files to non-domain computers

I work in a windows domain and I'm trying to see if it's possible to help secure data by blocking a user's ability to copy documents and other such files from a domain computer to a non-domain device? ...
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How to block all cross-site image requests originating for a specific website in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 38 and OS can either be Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04, or Slackware 14.1. I want to know a way to block all cross-site image requests originating for a specific website. E.g. Consider ...
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Windows 7: Block an entire folder from accessing the internet (outbound)

Every time I need to block an application from accessing the internet I do so by creating a rule (firewall) for a specific EXE file (or other). Usually there are multiple programs in one folder and ...
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Blocking whatsapp / IM apps on Windows 7 firewall

I'm using a hosted network which I created and shared the local internet with it. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="OWNWIFI" key="12345678" netsh wlan start hosted network So I'm trying ...
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How to block counter strike ports on router?

I have Cisco E2500 router and I need to block Counter Strike ports so that user would not be able to connect to it. Also, is it possible to block Skype ports so user would not be able to call to ...
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Block unwanted change in system time on windows

I don't want users to be able to change the system time. For this, I have set the Group Policy "Change the system time" to include only my Administrator account. I want to know the validity of this ...
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How to block access to specific websites and apps on a Wi-Fi network? [closed]

I have heard that you can block the use of Whatsapp and Facebook on your Wi-Fi network. Please guide me how to do this.
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Blocking a specific application's access to a specific domain

I want to block a specific application's access to a domain. I would normally do this by adding the domain to my hosts file and having it redirect to localhost, but that will disable all applications' ...
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Block contextual ads based on browser activity from Google

I have entered AliExpress site to buy something. Now I always get ads in YouTube and other sites; some ads advertising some underwear and so on. This is annoying. How can I block them?
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Parental Control for Google Chrome: Redirection

We may block web sites (let's say booking.com) on Google Chrome using some 3rd-party extensions or Chrome proxy settings, thus a user won't be able to open the banned web page. Is there a way to ...
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How to find out where my https traffic is being blocked

I have a network of machines around the country, connecting via https to a cloud-based server through cellular modems. Only one machine has a problem connecting. When I run nmap -p 443 ...
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How to block specific sites on Asus wifi router?

I have this router (Asus Wireless-N300 Router). Also I have Windows 7 workstation and ipad 4. The workstation is connected to router with help a ethernet cable. Ipad 4 gets internet on wifi. I want ...
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Block page with windows hosts file

I want to use the windows 7 hosts file (in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) to block this page : play.chessbase.com/js/apps/playchess However, it is not working despite all these entries: ...
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Websites and Netflix blocking connection from VPN

I use a VPN to browse internet sites. But when connected to the VPN, some sites are blocking or limiting access. One site declared that I had shut off the VPN before I could make a purchase from ...