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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Feedback to router users during access-restricted hours for DD-WRT

Following router schedule rules that I change often, the stock firmware on my D-Link 825NA rev. B redirects HTTP requests to a built-in "Access denied!" warning at appointed times. I just upgraded ...
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How do I restrict certain sites in IE?

Is there a way to restrict access from certain sites so that IE can't access ? I would like a solution that doesn't need installing a third party program to do so. Either something in IE or some ...
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How can I block users with Windows Live Messenger?

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block access to certain website types

Need to block access to certain website types without listing each URL to block. Students at secondary school are going to porn sites. Need to be able to block all such access without having to list ...
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how to block pop ups in chrome

I am using Chrome on a Ubuntu system and using Chrome a website has been highly irritating ...
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How to block bluetooth signals?

We're developing software for bluetooth devices. We'd like to test the case when the device gets out of range, but don't want to carry the device to the other end of the office for each test. What is ...
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don't load web site's image

There is a web site with an annoying image which I just don't want to see and which I don't want my colleagues to see. Is there a way to not load it? Maybe have an application to block it from ...
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Block domain, website, without waiting for localhost (hosts)

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Are there any solutions that lock windows 7 so that a user can only access a specific application?

This use case scenario applies for example to a POS terminal, whereby once windows 7 is booted up, if the user logs in, he or she can only access that particular application. The user has no way of ...
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Block alt + tab in Windows 7

I'm developing one kiosk software, to run over Windows 7. I need to block key sequences like alt + tab, alt + F4 etc. How can I block it?
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Is there a program for Windows that allows me to voluntarily block a list of websites for a limited amount of time?

I am looking for something similar to RescueTime or SelfControl, both of which are available for Mac OS. Basically, I wish to enter a list of websites that are to be blocked, and then set a timer for ...
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How to block annoying Google RSS feed widget

This annoying Google RSS feed widget is just as annoying as this annoying Twitter search widget. How can I block it? I'm using Firefox.
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Windows 2003 R2 zip program blocking EXE file

I have a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition SP2 32-bit machine with all latest patch (as of 1-6-2011). It's a VM. I have a zip file, including a pdf file, a txt file and a exe file. If I copy the ...
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Internet Explorer 7 “content advisor” shut off

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some HTTPS sites getting blocked on one machine in network

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Blocking a contact in Windows Live Messenger 2011

Is it possible to block a contact in the new version of Windows Live Messenger? I am not seeing the option anywhere.
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Tool to easily block Internet access completely for Windows?

I would like to block Internet access for my own machine. This is so that no apps can talk to the outside in the time frame I want it to. I know a firewall can do this but I don't want to install one. ...
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How can I block all Facebook elements/content

I have no Facebook account. How to block all Facebook elements (not only like-button, but everything Facebook) on the rest of the Internet. I worry being tracked by Facebook. I am using Firefox on Mac ...
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Wireless router blocking some sites while using ethernet is fine

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Got a virus that i can't fix

i was using my computer then i got a pop up from my anti-virus avast that a malware attack was blocked then about 1min later a pop up on my computer (not from the internet) From a "Anti-virus" (it was ...
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Block all outgoing connection attempts as per application via ipfw

I need to block all outgoing connection attempts made by a particular app in order to prevent it from downloading updates automatically via ipfw?
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How can I block a computer from my linksys router by IP or MAC address?

How can I block a computer (not on Wireless) from my linksys router by IP or MAC Address? I am using a linksys WAG200G.
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Block keyboard and mouse input of remote user in Teamviewer session

I'm using Teamviewer to help my family members with their computer problems. Sometimes they use the mouse and keyboard when I'm in the middle of something important. I don't want to tell them not to ...
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How to block a single .js file in ie6?

Been banging my head on the desk for two hours now. I need to block JUST ONE .js file in ie6 (need to keep JS enabled in the browser): http://php.net/ie6update/ie6update.js That DARN script breaks ...
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What application is accessing the internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? A little background: I live in South Africa. And here we pay for internet. And we pay ...
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What does the term 'block' mean?

What does the term block mean wrt computer science? I have seen it being used in multiple occassions but never understood what it means. Like blocking I/O? Googling doesn't seem to help me much.
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Windows 7 Symantec Endpoint Protection Problem

In my company, we use symantec endpoint prodection. But i have an update problem like this. How can i solve it? Can Windows 7 block symantec update?
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Block incoming traffic from specific ip address

How do I block incoming connections from a specific IP address in Windows XP without installing a firewall? I've found this: http://www.ehow.com/how_5038640_block-ip-address-windows-xp.html But I ...
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How can I block a site in chrome

I would like to block some websites to improve my productivity. Is there any way to block some sites in Google Chrome, preferably an extension or so? It doesn't have to be "airtight" blocking (hey, ...
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Blocking *.example.com at the OS (Windows) level

For privacy and performance reasons, I'd like to prevent my computer from ever communicating with certain Internet hosts. I'd like to do this at the OS level, not through web browser plug-ins (not ...
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How to block VNC clients' mouses and keyboards?

Could you tell me how to block VNC clients' mouses and keyboards? It means that clients can only watch activities happening at the remote computer, not participate in. UPDATE: Wil said that it ...
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I want block a URL on specific computer, in this case www.google.com/reader but i not want to block the entire domain of google. It is for my work machine as I don't seem to have enough self control ...
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Game server - How can I block connections from other countries?

I have a small server at home that I plan on putting a few game servers on, but I want to make sure only people from my country can join it. Is it possible to filter connection attempts to my server ...
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Block all ports except SSH/HTTP in ipchains and iptables

How can I block all ports except ssh (port 22) httpd (port 80) using iptables and iphains?
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Free Windows Application Blocker/Monitor [closed]

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I'm having trouble connecting to a particular website. I can view it through a proxy, but not from home. So I ran a traceroute: Tracing route to fvringette.com [76.74.225.90] over a maximum of 30 ...
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Blocking internet poker applications

I 'look after' the wireless internet for a cafe where I live, and we've noticed that there's quite a substantial slow down of internet speeds when certain users are playing internet poker. I've put ...
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How would I isolate one networked PC to LAN only?

I would like to have one of my PCs available to the rest of my home network for file sharing and VNC access, but I want to block any Internet traffic going to and from the PC. In other words, I want ...
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Recently I have had some problems accessing websites. When I try to access them it says: This webpage is not available. I tried accessing the site through Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. ...
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Downloaded chm is blocked, is there a solution?

CHM files that are downloaded are often tagged as potentially malicious by Windows, which effectively blocks all the html pages inside of it. There's an easy fix (just unblock the file after you ...
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How to get around geographic restrictions viewing online content?

Sometimes I want to watch soccer video content on British websites, but they're blocked due to geographic restrictions (I live in the US). Is there a tool or something that I can use to get around ...
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Installation of Skype is blocked

On my office laptop running on XP, installation of Skype is blocked. Also I'm not able to download the software from internet. So I downloaded the software from a different machine and tried copying ...
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Messed up USB stick doesn't show in blkid

I was playing around with a USB stick (booting archlinux with qemu off of it and trying to perform an installation on the same stick at the same time -- brave, I know, but I was just messing around). ...
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Yahoo Messenger IP range

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How do I unblock VPN that is blocked by the ISP?

My ISP has blocked VPN access to the Internet that is a mere cruelty and disjustice. How do I get rid of this VPN block in Windows XP and Internet?
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Is it possible to just deny download from TCP/IP?

I want to deny my Internet connection's download properties for all ports. I mean I want to only allow upload. Is it possible?
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Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams? [closed]

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Alternative to web of trust

Are there any alternatives to web of trust for chrome and firefox. Because I found out that Wot doesn't always ask you if you want to access a dangerous site or not. While I was browsing a while ago ...
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Block HTTP Access

Is there a way on my Windows XP machine to blacklist certain HTTP URLS so that embedded web service calls won't trigger activity from my PC to those URLs?