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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Certain banking pages not loading

For some unknown reason, I am suddenly unable to access my accounts at several banking and credit sites. I have been a registered user at each site for several years and know I am using the correct ...
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can the location of my employment block the use of my hot spot?

Can the location of my employment block the use of my hot spot? I cannot access either 3G or 4G internet at work with my hotspot.
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postfix: block mails to a specific and non existent mail address

How could I block mail to an incoming address that spammers are hammering via postfix? I have a webmin interface to postfix, so if this can be done via webmin interface that would be great.
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Block Facebook, But allow Oauth

I would like to edit my Mac OSX hosts file to block facebook. The only problem with doing this is I need to use facebook connect to use some of my Spotify apps. I also use a program called self ...
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How to block a port for specific time?

I want to block a port for a specific time duration, say 1 am to 3 am. I can add a rule to built in firewall but this blocks the port all the time. Is there any way to do this for only a specif ...
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McAfee blocking PDFs

I'm running Windows XP SP3, with Adobe Reader 10.1.3. I also have McAfee. I have always been able to open PDFs in Adobe Reader with no trouble. Now, all of a sudden, I can't. If I turn off McAfee ...
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How SmartDNS Works

If you travel outside the US you'll notice that most of the streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, hulu etc are blocked, usually by the service providers themselves. To get around that, people use ...
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How to bypass web URL filtering service to access blocked websites (proxy)

I'm using network, where services such as Gmail or any other e-mails, Google Drive, Dropbox, all social networks are blocked. Basically my goal is to access simply GMail, but I couldn't find any way ...
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Blocking flash drives and SD cards with a password?

I'm trying to set up a Windows 7 laptop such that you must enter a password to access any flash drive, SD card, or other USB media, no matter its format or encryption (if any). However, I should ...
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How to jump through an IP ad in firefox?

I use firefox (under Linux/Ubuntu) with a lot of anti-ad extension, like adblock, NoScript, Ghosty etc. I found this IP 220.191.158.69 always in the list of NoScript, I want to ban this IP. I have ...
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block (not move to spam) messages in Outlook 2007

We're doing automated testing of a website and I'm getting tons of freaking e-mails from the website. I tried adding them to blocked list but they just go to the junk e-mail folder. How can I bock ...
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What can I do to prevent my user folder from being tampered with by malicious software?

Let's assume some things: Back-ups do run every X minutes, yet the things I save should be permanent. There's a firewall and virus scanner in place, yet there happens to be a zero day attack on me. ...
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Trying to remove block on internet traffic, can't figure out how it was blocked

We have a Windows XP SP3 computer that a coworker previously blocked outgoing internet activity on. Now we are trying to restore it, but the coworker can't seem to remember how he did it. Some amount ...
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How to block subreddits with BIND9?

Please help me block NSFW subreddits like this one (http://www.reddit.com/r/NSFW/) I would like to keep access to SFW subreddits, but block certain subreddits that are distracting or NSFW. I know ...
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How can I block a bunch of contacts in Skype on Linux?

I am using Skype (Beta) 2.2.0.35 on my Ubuntu and after some trial I believe that it is not possible to block a whole bunch or group of contacts all in one move. It would be a very handy feature: ...
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Can I see list of all IP blocked by my firewall and router?

I am using inbuilt firewall of windows 7. ( I am also using Microsoft security essentials ). My router is Netgear WNR1000v2 . Now can I see list of all IP which are blocked by either my firewall or ...
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Can we lock the computer apps so only browser can be used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get Linux into 'Party/Kiosk-Mode' like status? People can go on http://www.example.com using Firefox - and I will max the screen. I don't want them to navg ...
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Kaspersky is blocking my batch file

I made a batch file that is seen as malicious by Kaspersky. How can I tell that it is an acceptable file? I've found how to add an exception, but I can only add .exe, not .bat.
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Touchpad does not respond when I am holding key on the keyboard

I am experiencing strange problem with using my touchpad and keyboard simultaneously under Windows 7. I have HP tx2550ew (convertible tablet), and when I hold some key under Windows 7 (eg. ...
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How can I prevent users from circumventing the Windows hosts file?

I realized Windows hosts entries can easiliy be circumvented by just setting a system proxy or use a webproxy like hide my ass. How can prevent my kids from circumventing my hosts file that blocks ...
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Block specific URL on web browsers

I want to block certain URLs on browsers. I don't want to block whole site. For example, I want to block Google Reader, but not whole Google domain. Is there any way I can do it?
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Flash block in IE9 and click to play

In Google Chrome and Firefox there are plugins which allow to block Flash by default and start it, by clicking on it. This behaviour allows me to reduce CPU usage and too aggressive advertising. In ...
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Temporarily only allow network-access via (sshd-socks) Proxy

I am alot on business trips using the hotel's hotspot. I connect to my solaris-server using putty/ssh and establish a socks-proxy. Using Chrome and Proxy Switchy, I surf via the sshd's socks-proxy. ...
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How can I ban a user from accessing my router?

How can I ban a user from accessing my router – or how can I end his session? My router is a D-LINK DI-514.
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IE 8 blocks Google as “unsafe”

So, out of the blue, I open up Internet Explorer to get my iGoogle page. Instead, I get a blood red background with a white rounded box quote "This website has been reported as unsafe - ...
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Mumble, connection throttling/redirecting, and how to bypass it

My university has mechanisms in place to throttle/redirect the internet connection if it detects the use of utorrent, etc. The problem is that it also blocks the use of Mumble and Skype. I spoke with ...
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Windows 7 / IE9 - how to block all sites except few?

I'm setting up a PC for a 5-year-old. I want to allow access to the Internet to a handful of sites only. Tried IE Content Advisor, but it doesn't support blocking all (or I missed something) I tried ...
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Can't access to my VPS

I try to connect to my VPS but I can't, even if i use an another computer. But when I use a different connection (other IP) it works. So I was wondering, why my VPS blacklist my IP ? And where can I ...
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Is my ISP blocking the ports 5050 and 6060

I want to find out whether or not my ISP is blocking the ports 5050 and 6060 which I need for my voip software on my iPhone. I'm using a 3G stick with a prepaid plan, and I'm using the internet ...
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Block multiple programs through Windows 7 firewall quickly

I know how to block a single program through the firewall quite easily, but I have to do this for several applications now and the process becomes tedious. Is there any way to block multiple programs ...
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davfs2 (mount.davfs) alternatives that support streaming?

mount.davfs (from davfs2) allows one to mount a WebDAV server into the local filesystem. However, even if you want to read only one byte from a file, davfs2 will block until it downloads the whole ...
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How can I block a program from accessing the Internet? [duplicate]

I really want to know how can I prevent a program to connect to Internet with Windows 7 firewall? I have smart security nod32 business edition installed on my computer. should i do this job with ...
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How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets

We have facebook buttons, twitter buttons, linkedin buttons, google+ buttons, stumbleupon buttons, younameit buttons. These social network buttons and widgets are creeping up the internets like the ...
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What unresolvable IP address should I use to block adverts?

I don't want to depend solely on in-browser ad blockers. I therefore created my own block list of advertisers' domains and pointed them all to a 0.0.0.0 IP address. I now started a project and need ...
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Completely lock a computer and force it to use a single application

I'd like my windows 7 computer to use ONLY a single application developed in .net No task manager, no nothing: just this single application automatically opening at startup. I'd also like to have a ...
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Blocking a website after two visits in the same day in Google Chrome

How do I block myself from visiting a website after having already going to it twice before in the same day? I'm trying to impose a self-block in Google Chrome, maybe an extension would help, where ...
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Why does Microsoft block .url attachments and not .htm in Outlook?

Outlook by default blocks .url attachments and not .htm – why? Any dangerous URL that could be in .url file, could also easily be in a .htm file and could be launched using javascript automatically. ...
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OSX - Parental Controls - System Preferences - Unchecked - But Not Blocked - Why?

Why is it that using Parental Controls and unchecking the box for System Preferences sometimes does not block a user from gaining access to System Preferences ? I have blocked other users accessing ...
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Is my Windows Firewall active?

I'm trying to set a simple public block for an application for both inbound and outbound connections. I'm using Windows 7, but my friend is still able to connect to the application. Steps I took are ...
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Wildcard blocking of bots in Apache

I run a site which provides Subversion & TRAC for lots of open source projects. This works pretty well with one exception: Many search engines do not care about robots.txt and DoS the webserver ...
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How to block/disable internet for one user in Windows 7 while keeping internet access for other users?

The internet is distracting me from my writing. I'm about to cancel it, but my wife wouldn't be too happy with that. She uses it for research, and so on. I'd like to block my account from having ...
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Block all one pixel pictures in chrome

Since 1 pixel images are primarily used in e-mail to tell the sender that it has been recived, I was wondering if there was a way to block them (not like there is something to see there anyway) ...
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Blocking a botting URL to an Linux server running Apache

I have a webserver running OpenSUSE 11.1 and I need to block a URL. The reason I want to block a URL is because it seems to have a different IP address all the time, but the URL stays the same. I'd ...
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Blocking an unauthorised wireless extender

Our small store has for years put up an open unencrypted wireless router with the SSID storename-public, as a community service, with the 'public' in the SSID so that users would know not to transmit ...
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How to prevent some users in Windows 7 from accessing sites other than a set of certain sites?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate with some user credentials on a single computer. I want to prevent some users from accessing sites other than *.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com. How to do this ...
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Windows Firewall Configuration for Blocking Internet Access

I have a PC and a laptop. I would like to make my PC act as server and my laptop as a client. I want to implement a freeware HTTP proxy (freeproxy 4.10) on my PC so that it can filter certain web ...
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How do I block Steam?

Which ip addresses and/or ports/protocols do I need to block at my firewall to prevent Steam downloading updates? I want to prevent my housemates from inadvertently downloading Steam updates when our ...
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Vim: how to paste a block of text at the end of multiple lines?

Say I have a block of text like this: // Comment1 // Comment2 // Comment3 And I want to append each of these lines to the end of 3 corresponding lines of code: foo = 1; bar = 2; baz = 3; So ...
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Is there a tool that monitors and blocks installation if a software installation tries to install 3rd party software?

Software companies sometimes create an installation routine that if the user doesn't read carefully installs bunch of 3rd party software, such as Google toolbar, Yahoo toolbar etc. Is there a small ...