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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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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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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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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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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Geo-blocking / geo-location. How to disable or get around it?

There are many sites on the web these days that show a different face to you depending on where you are located around the world. For example I'm in Australia and there are a number of US based ...
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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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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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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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Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams? [closed]

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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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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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP? [duplicate]

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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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 URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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Blocking hover ads

Okay, I am done with hover ads. I am so done with it, I am starting to avoid website which implement them even though I (used to) like those websites. Obviously, it is considerably harder to block ...
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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 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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Why do some WiFi routers block multicast packets going from wired to wireless?

I have worked with dozens of consumer grade WiFi routers, and they have been really hit-or-miss with this, though it seems to be getting better. Example of issue: A device that can be discovered ...
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How to get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites? [closed]

I wonder if there are any other users who are annoyed like me by the Great Firewall set by the Chinese Government. If so would you please present me an effective way to get on YouTube? Since it's ...
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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search

I want to block Yahoo Answers for Google Search. As there is no option from Google for that. Is there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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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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Unable to block a website through System32/drivers/etc/hosts

I am trying to block social media and news websites on my local machine (Windows 7). I added the below lines into my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.thatstamil.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com In ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Yelp.com blocked from my work address

Yelp.com is blocked from my work internet. Not by any filtering on the part of the office (it is a shared office building with shared internet.) My wild guess is Yelp banned the range of IP addresses ...
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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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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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Block contextual ads based on browser activity from Google

I have entered AliExpress site to buy something. Now I always get ads in YouTube and other sites; some ads advertising some underwear and so on. This is annoying. How can I block them?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 to block all cross-site image requests originating for a specific website in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 38 and OS can either be Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04, or Slackware 14.1. I want to know a way to block all cross-site image requests originating for a specific website. E.g. Consider ...
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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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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 images/flash/gifs on specific tab in firefox?

Is there any way (possibly an add-on) to block images/embedded youtube video links/gifs on a specific Tab in firefox especially in a chat room of one of StackExchange's web site as an example?
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FireFox's NoScript equivalent for IE 11 in Windows 8.1

For my IE 11 in Windows 8, I need a tool I can use to disable/enable JavaScripts on various web pages dynamically when I open a web page - something similar to what the NoScript plugin for FireFox ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...