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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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 - www.google....
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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? [closed]

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 ...
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Internet Sharing on Mac OS X with Websites Control

I am successfully sharing my Internet from my Macbook with others but I wonder is there a way I can block facebook.com or other sites for my users keeping my access to them?
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How to prevent SPAM email from Yahoo Mail?

I am receiving same SPAM from Yahoo Mail. Accounts look to be different only having 8 random characters everytime like this: hfirnybp@yahoo.com ncbfkuop@yahoo.com opaswtui@yahoo.com How to block ...
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How to block access to https URLs by regex on OS X?

Is there any way in which I can, on OS X, effectively block against access (by browsers or potentially any process) to secure URLs by regex? E.g. deny access to: https://example.com/foo/bar/.* but ...
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How to block gTalk on any workstation

I want to block the "Google Talk" application on a workstation, without uninstalling it. How do I do that?
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Block Youtube videos but not html content

How could i block the display of youtube videos (they are killing our small office) but leave navigation through the youtube HTML pages still active ?? any ideas ?
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How would I go about knocking someone off my home internet?

Is there a way I can see who is accessing the internet on my network and block them? I am connected through Ethernet and there are 2 laptops connecting though the network via wifi, and it is the ...
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How can I block popunders?

I am wondering if there are any browser addons which allow me to block annoying popunders?
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Block access to web site during certain times, at the computer level, no access to router

I need to block access to certain websites during certain time. For example I want to block www.example.com from 0600 - 2000. The settings should be password protected. If I could redirect them to ...
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How can I disable connections to specific domains? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Good free internet filter Using wildcards in names in Windows hosts file I'd like to block connections to specific domains. I know about the HOSTS file on Windows, but ...
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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search [closed]

I want to block Yahoo Answers from Google searches. As there is no option from Google for that, are there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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How to prevent my computer to connect to certain IPs?

What is the best way to prevent my Windows computer to access certain IPs? So far, I did it by adding this kind of lines to my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 219.141.147.70 However that doesn't seem ...
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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?

Silly me: I installed Windows 7. Of course it breaks tons of things. Now for another basic how-to question for an essential function that the Microsoft Newbies seemed to remove. I am getting spamed ...
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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 http://www.snapdeal.com/daily-deal-alert-subscription-OMG?utm_source=uranus&utm_campaign=l&...
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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)

There is a related question here. I can use Administrator, install extra software, whatever needs to be done. My problem is: I can't block websites entirely. Like in AdBlock Plus, you add a rule ...
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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?