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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 firefox 100.0 block local drives?

How can Firefox block access to the entirety of the local storage, such as "file:///C:/" "file:///C:/Windows/" and so on ? Thanks in advance Edit : I'll reformulate : How can I ...
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Force browser to use IP address

Internet Archive is probably banned in my country. I don't know how they implemented the ban but I cannot access it mostly because my browsers are being unhelpful. Here is some transcript I made with ...
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How to check a website uses special javascript file and how to prevent that javascript being executed?

Today my Firefox 92 crashed when I entered a website(I do not want to give its name but it is one of the computer language programming tutorial websites). When I inspect the console output of Firefox, ...
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How to block certain websites with Open VPN server on aws

I have created openvpn server on aws, however didn't found the solution to block anything only using vpn server. I want to create own VPN (or more?) server, that I would use across all of my devices, ...
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Remove trust from built app package file once added to windows trusted app

I created package of an app I developed. When running the built app it was blocked by windows. So I checked the Unblock from the properties as show in the below image. But Now I want to remove it ...
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How can I configure a scheduled allow list on my router? [duplicate]

I want to restrict access to the Internet for myself. I'm looking for a network wide solution that: allows me to block access to the internet for all devices in my local network has the option to ...
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Iptables blocking apt-get on debian server

I'm configuring iptables on a new web dedicated server. The rules are really simple : Chain INPUT (policy DROP) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT all -- anywhere ...
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Blocking single webpage of a website

I want to block google homepage, but want search result by typing keyword in browser's search bar. I tried extension and host file approach, but it will make all of google in-accessible. So I don't ...
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Can't start openvpn server..? Does anybody have an idea where issue lies?

root@debian:/etc/openvpn/server# systemctl status openvpn@server ● openvpn@server.service - OpenVPN connection to server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/openvpn@.service; enabled; vendor preset:...
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Mails not being downloaded over company WiFi

We have a problem at our company where during high traffic hours (starting around 8am) clients are dropping the mail server connection and cannot download mails (our mail server is hosted outside of ...
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blocked package 5ghz wifi

here my problem: When I use my 5ghz wifi network, i get short(1-2 sec) blocked paquet. There's not loss but just blocked. I'm using netgear R7000P router and NETGEAR A7000 WiFi USB3.0 adaptater . with ...
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How to block certain apps (say games) except on weekends (Windows 10)

I am aware that applications can be blocked using 'Local Security Policy'. But how to combine it with Task Scheduling. I cannot find my way around the Task Scheduler. Any other workaround is ...
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code.exe blocked after choosing wrong option in update via integrated terminal

I opened VSCode for the first time in a while, and when I went to use the integrated terminal there was some dialog about updating or allowing a publisher. I was in a rush and wasn't sure what was ...
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Blocking Facebook Android app from router?

What are the domain names that I should block to stop accessing users to the Facebook applications through android phones with my router?
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Can't open the Device Manager and other Administrative tools | Blocked by Administrator (Windows 10 21H1)

I was updating the device drivers of my computer, but it was unsuccessful, After spending so much time on the booting loop & a couple of forced shutdowns, I rolled back my system using System ...
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Can I use one routers IP blocking feature behind another router connected to the internet?

Situation: My ISP's router (Sky Q) which I have to use to connect to the internet has terrible security features. I would like to be able to block specific IP's on my home network from connecting to ...
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Is there a way to find out if blocking is implemented by the website itself or my ISP?

Basically Im in a country where the government is known to block many sites/protocols.. And Im also aware that websites / servers can simply region block my IPaddress, and this has become more popular ...
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Bypass ISP blocking Ports?

how to bypass isp blocking opening ports? im just trying to open a minecraft server to play with my friends so we can play, but it seems like my internet provider is blocking it. and this is weird cus ...
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Domain-registration based blocking

What strategy should be utilised to block traffic from domains registered with a specific domain registrar? (Mac & PC, and phones with both wifi & data connections) (Yes, it's a blunt defence ...
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Can't find a way to block all domain names except allowed and block images and videos on allowed

I need a way for Windows 7 to block all websites by their domain/subdomain names (that's why Windows Firewall doesn't suit) except those which are specified in my whitelist. The whitelist must be ...
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How to block specific websites in a specific browser?

I want to block Youtube in Chrome and Firefox, but not in Chromium, is there a way to do this? The only solution I found is adding this to the hosts file 0.0.0.1 youtube.com 0.0.0.1 www.youtube....
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How to See Ad without being tracked by Google and others?

I want to know how Google,Facebook,etc.. know I viewed AD? Are they know it by pixels(like in emails) on ADS or any other way? Let Me Clear What I want to Know Take Example- Here I Suppose UMatrix is ...
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How to actually block youtube app in router?

I wanted to block youtube for my lazy brother who is addicted to. I tried map IPs that youtube app access, and block each. But Google servers is like a octopus In my router i think i have to block a ...
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Why does the hosts file in Windows 10 not block websites while using a free vpn?

I have already read this thread I couldnt comment there to ask for the expired links, and almost all steps in the solution here. The host file works fine without a VPN, but unfortunately am not able ...
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Block new tabs on Chrome kiosk mode

I am currently developping a webapp using Powerapps for a company as an intern. The application is doing great but still has a big security issue with it... external links. As the title implies, I'm ...
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How can I find out what app has been blocked by my administrator in Windows 10?

My workplace has blocked the Microsoft Store and various other apps from running on our laptops for security reasons. I have no issues with that but I have noticed every so often when I unlock my ...
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Ban across entire system based on ssh attempts

I have fail2ban set up to ban anyone who tries to connect via. ssh without my certificate. I currently have a list of 1886 banned addresses (and counting), majority of which originate from China. ...
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How to remove gaps from a block of text in MS Word

I copied some text from the internet and when pasted it into the Word file then it produced gaps among many words. I tried "Justify" option, it removes the gaps but it then breaks the block ...
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Block a specific app from updating in the Microsoft store

Well, i know that i can disable all automatic updates in the Microsoft store, but what about blocking just a single app from doing the update. The problem with manually updates in Microsoft store is, ...
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How to block Users for backup?

I have Windows 10. I'm using "iDrive" to backup 600GB to an external hard drive (4TB) using USB 2.0. Last time estimate it gave me was over 24 hours. I need to block all my family (3 other ...
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/etc/hosts file not properly blocking site in ubuntu

I am trying to block certain sites from my computer (namely, reddit) in order to get some work done. However, modifying the /etc/hosts file seems to have no effect. I am working under Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Can a Certificate Authority be blocked?

Is it possible for a company, ISP, or other entity to block any website that uses certificates issued by, say, Let's Encrypt? My boss seems to think that all the times that our emails weren't getting ...
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When using openssl enc -camellia256, what block mode does it use?

When encrypting a file with openssl using the Camellia 256-bit cipher, you can explicitly specify the block mode (e.g. camellia-256-cfb or camellia-256-ofb etc). However if you only use the -...
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How to block url across a home Wifi network?

I am trying to block a list of urls across a home Wifi Network (like www.youtube.com) using open DNS. Since the router I am forced to use (Bell Home Hub 3000) has very limited options (it cannot block ...
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how to block a website forever without reverting?

there are many extensions for this. but the extensions themselves can be undone. I wonder if it's possible to just ban and not be able to play any games in browser..
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uBlock Origin - Create filter based on href link

I want to create a filter in uBlock for a given website where I know all the ads have an href of the following type containing "referral_story". <a class="_1oem" href="/...
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Block internet access to KM Player in windows 10

I'm trying to block internet access to KM player in my windows 10 machine. I had done it in my previous laptop by adding a block rule in firewall and it had worked. But in my new machine, it's not ...
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How can I prevent my computer from accessing thousands of websites?

I'd like to block access to domains from my computer. This is what I tried I tried to use the domain filter in my router, but it applies only the HTTP websites. Any website that relies on HTTPS gets ...
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WireGuard blocked - apparently a wider UDP issue

WireGuard is refusing to connect, I've tried running it on 2 different VPS providers (with my PC as the client) and it just doesn't work. There are some commonalities which I noticed: On both ...
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Is there a way to block access to some domains only when not using a VPN?

What I want is to block some websites when I forget to hide my IP with a VPN. so these websites need to be blocked with my own IP but accessible with a VPN. my router has parental controls and it ...
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How can I schedule a device block from access to the internet on my Asus RT-AC68U router?

Yes I am aware of the Time Schedule feature under Parental Control. However, that feature cannot block one of my devices for some reason. It can for other devices on my network.
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Activate hard-blocked WiFi adapter

I am having the problem that I have an old laptop I want to make a headless Debian install on. However, this is one of those laptops with a physical switch. But it's not that easy. This isn't an on/...
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How do I block YouTube on my child's Chromebook?

My son is watching excessive amounts of YouTube videos on his Chromebook that he needs for his online classes while schools are physically closed during the pandemic. I would like to be able to block ...
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Windows 10 - Blocking a Website in Hosts File

I have blocked a lot of websites in my Windows 10 OS computer and edited the hosts file located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Below is the content of my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com ...
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Block a Specific Program from being installed in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Is there any way I can block only a specific program/installer (e.g Bluestacks) from being installed in my Windows 10 computer? I want myself to be not able to unblock the software.
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Is there a better way to mitigate this obscure color bug when piping to FINDSTR inside a parenthesized block of (.bat) code?

In the following .BAT file, test 2 demonstrates the color bug inside a parenthesized block of code, test 3 demonstrates the bug inside a FOR loop, and test 4 shows how the bug can be mitigated by ...
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How can I block (ssh) traffic from source ports other than a pre-defined one?

A VPS get lots of ssh attacks. Those attacks are various source ports: sshd[76661]: Invalid user ts3server from 76.103.161.19 port 33062 sshd[76661]: Received disconnect from 76.103.161.19 port 33062:...
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Prevent Google Chrome from accessing C:\ or local files [duplicate]

We're trying to block the users from accessing to local files from Chrome. We've disabled the access from Windows Explorer. However, if the users use Google Chrome, then they can easily type C: in ...
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How to block every image on a website?

I would like to be able to block every image on websites that suffer from severe clickbaity images so only text is shown. It would be nice if the solution could be dis/enabled easily in case I would ...
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Unable to reach my own externally hosted website I was able to reach yesterday

I'm unable to reach my site, https://www.inagalaxyfarfarawry.com, at home via laptop, phone, and Firestick. I'm in Canada when I can't connect, though I'm still in Canada when I can connect (please ...
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