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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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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How to block annoying twitter search widget

this twitter search widget is popping up all around the internet. the animation is annoying the hell out of me. newspapers think they are cool when they put this twitter widget next to their articles, ...
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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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How do you block specific urls and not entire domain

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]

I want a free application monitor that when it detects certain keywords on window title for example, it closes the application (or prevents that it opens/installs). Nice extra will be if the program ...
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How to block/avoid a particular IP when connecting to websites?

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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Unable to access websites

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

I use PeerBlock (former PeerGuardian) and, as a consequence, Yahoo Messenger (actually Pidgin) fails to connect every once in a while; PeerBlock reports the access being blocked because the ...
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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?

I'm looking for a program to convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII. I found Ditaa, which does the exact opposite of what I want done. +--------+ +-------+ +-------+ | | --+ ...
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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?
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How do I circumvent OpenDNS content blocking? Is it a hardware or software issue?

I know something like this has been posted before, but I tried out all the solutions discussed in the article and none of them worked. I'm beginning to think it is a hardware problem, stemming from ...
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Get block number / position of file on HDD (linux)

How can I retrieve the block number(s) of a certain file in a file system (the blocks the file is using on the harddisc)? I'm using the gentoo linux based SystemRescueCD, so I got plenty of tools ...
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linux and assembly - blocking [closed]

does Linux block ports and interrupts for user programs use ?
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Kaspersky blocks internet

Hey, I downloaded the new Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, and since then my internet has not been working. As soon as I disable Kaspersky my internet works. I have narrowed down to what the problem ...
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Firefox plugin to block scripts of only specified websites

I'm looking for a Firefox plugin that blocks JavaScript from specified URLs. Example: I add: "google-analytics.com" It then blocks all scripts coming from Google Analytics. Essentially a ...
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Telnet blocked on windows 2003,how to find the root cause and unblock?

I've already shut down the firewall. Is there a way to check what is actually blocking telnet?
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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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How to prevent Google Toolbar being installed in Portable Firefox?

Recently, the campus computers installed Google Toolbar in Firefox. Now, I have no use for this toolbar, so I don't want it there. For that and other reasons, I installed Portable Firefox on a USB ...
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What does ABE mean?

What is ABE? Context is using Firefox and opening a link in a Google search. Firefox or NoScript is displaying: ... "filtered by ABE: LOCAL Deny" Platform: Firefox 3.5.3, Windows XP 64 bit, ...
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How can I block an executable with a password?

how can I block certain programs from opening without a password, specifically Firefox and IE? I'm trying to block internet (i.e. for free, w/o messing with network settings or using parental control ...
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Blocking access to a specific url

I have a lightweight linux device which I would like to block from accessing one specific URL. Instead of making the request to the external URL, I would like to return the contents of a local file. ...
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What does the “blocklist” do in Transmission? Does it affect download speed?

In Transmission bittorrent client, there is an option to "enable blocklist", which has over 200,000 rules. I've tried searching but haven't found anything saying what the blocklist actually does. Who ...
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hosts file and unblocked subdomains

I modified hosts file to block google.com and its subdomains but it blocks only the main domain name. It does not block the subdomains. Windows 7 Starter 127.0.0.1 google.com It blocks google.com ...
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How can avoid URL filtering?

In my country access to URLs with keyword 'sex' is denied. Is it possible to encode URL? For example: When i want to download a file from Rapishare (URL contains sex) I can't use proxy such as ...
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Is there a LeechBlock extension (or extension with a similar functionality) for Chrome?

The LeechBlock Firefox extension lets you block specific websites after a predefined time etc. Is there a similar extension for Google Chrome?
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allowing local network access while blocking internet access [duplicate]

I have a networked computer that is used as a remote print/scan server (which is shared by numerous users) Is there any way I can block the machines internet access while still allowing it to connect ...
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Block a user from accessing internet on Linux

How do I block a user from accessing the internet under Linux? I'm trying the following: iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80,443 -m owner --uid-owner $USERNAME -j DROP Is that the right syntax or ...
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Stop Windows Media Player from connecting to Internet/MS using hosts file or alternate method?

Is there a way to prevent Windows Media Player from connecting to the internet and MS using the hosts file or other methods? Edit: (Nov 20 2009 at 19:16) I have both VLC and MPC and I do use them. ...
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Block p2p downloading in my office?

I work in an education office in a third world country. We pay for internet by the megabyte (no other choice) and have lately been using an incredible amount of bandwidth. This is because the office ...