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 facebooks news feed page but not other pages

I am using website blocker to block facebook.com https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/website-blocker-beta/hclgegipaehbigmbhdpfapmjadbaldib?hl=en I dont want to see facebook.com but still want ...
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How can I block a website in a way that isn't easily reversible, or requires a password to reverse?

A friend asked me to block a website on his computer, and not tell him how I did it. He knows about the hosts file, and ends up just unblocking the site himself if it's blocked from the hosts file. ...
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Windows 8 firewall blocks browser downloads

I have a curious issue with the windows 8 firewall. When using chrome and internet explorer for hotmail I can't download word or pdf attachments. I also tried to download adobe reader with with ...
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Block router to set up PPPOE

Can ISP block WIFI router from setting up PPPOE connection? My ISP filtered clients by MAC. I cloned my MAC to WIFI router and everything was fine. Today my ISP started to block all WIFI routers. My ...
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is there an blacklist list for Better Pop Up Blocker?

I have Better Pop Up Blocker, it is really annoying to keep adding sites to my whitelist. I like to use the blacklist mode (to block pop-up only for bad sites as opposed to my banking sites), but ...
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Block specific websites in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall I want to block specific websites from being accessed from my computer without using any other software. Is it possible to do ...
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Find user/process blocking a network share folder

I have a folder on a network share which I wish to rename. Some process still seems to have a handle in at least one file in that folder, for which reason I get a 'Access denied' message or dialog, ...
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How to unblock jabber on TI ADSL router with iptables

I have old but reliable Texas Instruments ADSL router. Board AR7RD; BUILD=061005; VERSION=3.7.1 If that matters... One thing that bothers me is that it somehow blocking my jabber (Pidgin ...
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GUI tool for presenting connectivity status on a firewalled network with port blocks etc

The Israeli railway company has recently started a project of wireless LAN availability on its lines. Now, it's all in the flakey stages, sometimes things are up and sometimes they aren't; sometimes ...
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Block websites in google chrome incognito mode?

I try a lot of website blocker extension for chrome, but these extension not working in incognito mode. How can I block a website completely in Google chrome? Thank you for the answers.
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How can i block games running on local machine?

Is there any way to block for running games (example; PES, Max Payne etc.) on user's local machine in intranet? Thank you in advance.
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Some machines with Kaspersky can't connect to Skype network

That is very weird, some machines on my domain can't connect to Skype when Kaspersky is installed/active. And even if do a fresh install on the same machines Skype stops working at the exact time that ...
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How can I block websites in Windows 8 without additional software?

How can I block some websites in Windows 8 without using any tools or third party firewalls?
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Is it possible to set the device containing a linux root filesystem to always be detected as a specific block device?

I have a bootable linux thumb drive meant to deploy linux OS images and I've been having problems with the thumb drive occasionally changing the /dev/sd device it mounts as, wreaking havoc with the ...
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How to block a specific URL without blocking the entire domain [duplicate]

Various questions have come close to this but involve using a browser extension or proxy server or only block the domain and are not questions or answers about leaving a domain unblocked while only ...
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Block site on a PC logged into a domain and using a proxy

I read lot of posts related with blocking sites. Most of the posts says to edit hosts file. I know it is a good method. But this one is not working for me. Can you guess what is the issue by ...
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How to block certain domains on a computer that is behind a proxy on which I have no control

The situation: There is a windows 7 machine that can connect to internet only through an organisation's proxy. I have no control over the proxy servers. There is a single administrator account on ...
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Host file entries are ignored when accessing my University's WLAN

I set up my hosts file in Windows 7, so I can't access certain time-wasting sites. It works fine when I am back home, but as soon as I connect to my University's WLAN, I can still access all sites ...
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How to prevent people not in my contact list from chatting with me

I am using Windows 7 and someone who is not in my Windows Messenger contact list has been harassing me with sexual requests. This is most irritating and I had searched everywhere for ways to totally ...
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How to block images from a specific domain?

I want to block images from all Google search services, except Google Images and captchas. I've tried both tools>options>content>exceptions on Firefox and options>content ...
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Allow all websites for administrator account and block all websites (but a few) for limited accounts

At my work we have a PC which runs Windows XP and is used by all employees. This PC is mainly used for our company website: a trailer booking website. At the moment there is one account: an ...
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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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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 ...