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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Adding items to /etc/hosts doesn't block Facebook on Windows 8

I have seen that I can't block facebook by adding 127.0.0.1 on Windows 8! Searching on Internet let me know that I should use IP V6 loopback for blocking facebook. Now I have added the following lines ...
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How to avoid a skype block by internet provider

Maybe this question could look a bit dodgy: I'm in the need of using Skype for an online meeting. However I've discovered that starting from this year my IP won't allow Skype connections anymore ...
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Exception / Policy based chrome plugin to disallow traffic to certain domainds/subdomains

I just installed Windows 8.1 and I forgot to note how my great plugin was called. As soon as you entered a site on Chrome it would show you (if you clicked the icon) which sites where accessed for ...
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Avoid ISP blocking VPN connection

I have rented a Virtual Private Server and I have set up a VPN (of type PPTP) following this simple tutorial. It seems that the VPN server is set up correctly, and the VPS administrators told me that ...
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Block ONLY Google Ads

There is an easy way to disable ONLY ads by Google (like this: https://p1.picsto.re/2013-10-06_111448.png )? Using hosts file (I hate Adblock or other bloatware tools) is quite easy but what are the ...
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When adding ip address to block on router it says invalid ip address

I'm trying to block skype at the router and when I add an address such as 111.221.74.0 it says "Invalid IP address:111.221.74.0!". I'm using a Cisco DPC3825. Any ideas how to block the IP address? ...
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How do I block HTTP traffic to a single file address, not the entire domain, without a browser-specific program?

I like playing an older version of Minecraft, 1.5.2, but there is a newer version available; and at the title screen, there is a nagging message saying that 1.6.2 is available for download. In this ...
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Block outgoing connection to a specific ip address in Mac OSx

I am trying to block outgoing connection to a specific IP address (I don't know the domain name). Simple adding that IP address to hosts file is not working as I don't have a domain name to pair it ...
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cant access my site is my ip blocked by ISP

I want to know if my ISP has blocked my website www.indolog.com . If i use another ISP it works fine. Below are the tracert log C:\>tracert www.indolog.com Tracing route to indolog.com ...
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Stop Firefox from asking to install flash and other plugins

I have absolutely zero desire for Firefox to have flash and any other 3rd party plugins installed for rendering web content. Many times when I view web pages I get presented with obnoxious dialogs ...
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Blocking SkyDrive on windows 7

I need to block access to MS Skydrive. Its easy enough to block the application, using AppLocker or our AV program. However it will still be available via the web. Is SkyDrive.com and ...
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Why do ISPs block based on response url instead of request url? [closed]

First of all I'm sorry if the theory in my question is not correct or too lazy. Living in Syria, so many sites are blocked "the foolish way" I think. Some examples (always using HTTP) are: ...
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How can I block all incoming and outgoing traffic in Windows 7 except Teamviewer?

I'm trying to figure how I can block all incoming and outgoing traffic except Teamviewer? I've been trying to achieve this with the Windows 7 firewall but with no success. Anybody any ideas?
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Block internet access if unaproved site is visited

When a child gets of an age of curiousity with adult content sites (that are so easily accessible) and having to have both my wife and I work leaves time where little oversite can be managed. My ...
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How to automatically lock Dropbox files to prevent multiple users from working simultaneously?

We use Dropbox to sync files we're working on between multiple computers. Is there a way to automatically lock a synced file on other computers when one user opens it for editing, so it's impossible ...
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How to block this facebook Like us slidebox?

The facebook-widget-popup I want to remove is located at existenz.se (when scrolling down a bit, down to the right). It has an option to never show it again, but it keeps forgetting it every login ...
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Possibility to stop low level access of RAM

Is it possible to stop specific programs from having access to low level RAM access of other programs. For example if you install Cheat Engine it allows you to scan and edit memory address of another ...
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Blocking all sites/IP address but Google.se with iptables

Im trying to block all IPs but Google.se. It doesnt work (Site does not display) Here is what I wrote: #/bin/sh echo "Flushing IPTables..." sleep 1 iptables -F iptables -X iptables -t nat -F ...
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How do I disconnect various connections from svchost.exe

Resource monitor shows that svchost.exe is connecting to various unneeded locations. How do I disconnect those? I added those addresses to my block list in the Comodo Firewall, but it does not help ...
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Windows 7 is blocking on website I can't even load it

I desactivated the antivirus, firewall, went to internet options privacy added to the allow list for SITES and nothing happened. Windows defender its already OFF. Checked using HIDEMYASS and could ...
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How to use NetLimiter to block inbound TCP traffic?

I'm using NetLimiter to block TCP traffic. (Rule type: Firewall, Direction: In, Action: Deny) I can block outbound, but not inbound. You can try blocking inbound TCP on Chrome to see it is not ...
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trouble adding sub URLs / pages inside a domain to /etc/hosts file

I want the hosts file to block www.url.com/page without blocking www.url.com step 1 ////////////// I've added 127.0.0.1 www.apple.com to my /etc/host file When I do ping www.apple.com I get this ...
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Comcast gateway parental setting block CIDR IP Range

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I am having trouble adding CIDR IP ranges e.g. 206.111.0.0/16 to my Comcast Gateway. I went to Manage Sites and it says: Please Input a valid ...
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Creating a Domain BLACKlist with D-Link Router Instead of Whitelist

Problem I have a D-Link router and am having trouble figuring out how to get it to block certain websites. Background With my old (revision A1) DI-524, I had several different kinds of flexible ...
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Blocked a website in DD-WRT but it doesn't block all its subdomains, is there a way?

I blocked a site (http://exampleurl.com/) in DD-RWRT's control panel and it worked, but just for that exact URL, it didn't block the entire website (http://exampleurl.com/stuff/etc) and all other ...
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How to block access to Facebook for all users in a small business?

A relative of mine has a small accounting office and he decided to block facebook in the network. Ive been looking for a solution for blocking the https site but I had to enter all ip adresses to ...
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Block specific http request from windows

How can i block certain requests from all applications based on pattern? Eg. lets say i doesn't want my computer to access example.com/example.php, not the whole domain. I'm running windows 7
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Chrome pop-up blocker fail?

I have this problem since just a few days. I've been a heavy Chrome user for several years, but it never happened before: Sometimes absolutely uncalled for pop-ups appear, when I click something ...
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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 ...