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Now set a passcode for restrictions. PB Poltak Butarbutar Feb 24, A pop-out menu will appear. With Adblock Plus avoiding tracking and malware is easy. There are different ways to go about blocking websites.

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Select a Tip How To: You can use a modified HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies , 3rd party page counters, web bugs , and even most hijackers and possibly unwanted programs. This is accomplished by blocking the connection s that supplies these little gems.

The Hosts file is loaded into memory cache at startup, so there is no need to turn on, adjust or change any settings with the exception of the DNS Client service see below. When this file is not located it skips onto the next file and thus the ad server is blocked from loading the banner, Cookie, or some unscrupulous tracker, or javascript file.

Example - the following entry 0. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements. Using a well designed HOSTS file can speed the loading of web pages by not having to wait for these ads, annoying banners, hit counters , etc. In case you're wondering Another great feature of the HOSTS file is that it is a two-way file, meaning if some parasite does get into your system usually bundled with other products the culprit can not get out call home as long as the necessary entries exist.

This was done to resolve a slowdown issue that occurs with the change Microsoft made in the "TCP loopback interface" in Win8. This change in the prefix should not affect everyday users. You can use the "Replace" function in Notepad to convert the entries, or either of these freeware utilities see below has an option for converting the entries from "0. This download includes a simple batch file mvps. For more information please see the Windows version that applies to you Learn more about the Ad review center.

This Chrome extension allows you to block individual ads and advertiser URLs through overlays that appear on your ads as you browse your site. Learn more about the Google Publisher Toolbar. Improve your monetization skills and learn how to earn more with your AdSense account. Privacy Policy Terms of Service. AdSense Help forum Forum. Keep in mind that blocking any ad will lower your potential earnings, as it reduces competition for your ad space by removing advertiser bids from the auction.

Some websites could be spreading viruses, contain explicit content or even be trying to steal your personal data. While you may well be more than capable of avoiding these websites, but that doesn't stand true for every one who uses your device. In such cases, it might be best to block certain websites. There are different ways to go about blocking websites.

You can choose to block websites only on specific browsers, the entire operating system, or indeed your network router.

Here's how to block websites. If you want to control access to websites on just one machine, then you can set up block at the operating system level. This method for blocking websites is not too hard to configure and will work across browsers. One of the backbones of the Internet is the DNS system that translates easy to remember and type names such as www. This can be used to disable access to unwanted websites. We checked this method with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Make sure you have administrator access on your computer. Sign in to your PC using an administrator account and go to C: Double-click the file named "hosts" and select Notepad from the list of programs to open the file.

The last two lines of your hosts file should read " In case you can't edit the file, you'll need to right-click the file labelled hosts and select Properties.

Click the Security tab, select the administrator account and click Edit. In the pop-up, select the account again and check Full control. Now click OK in all pop-ups. At the end of the file, you can add the addresses of websites to block.

To do this, just add a line at the end of the file, with To block Google, for example, add " You can block as many sites as you want this way, but remember you can only add one per line.

Now close the hosts file and click Save. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect and you'll find that all those websites are now blocked. On Firefox, you can install an addon called BlockSite to block website. BlockSite is also available on Google Chrome. On Android, there are a couple of different things you can do. You'll need a file manager, and a text editor - the easiest option is to use our favourite app ES File Explorer, which lets you do both things.

Here's how it works. If that method is too complex for you, you can install an anti-virus app such as Trend Micro that lets you block websites. By default it blocks websites with malicious or explicit content, and if you purchase an AVG anti-virus licence and create an account, you can customise the list of blocked websites.

If you have a Wi-Fi network in the house, then it is easier to just set up a block on unwanted websites via your Wi-Fi router. Most routers don't have very user friendly interfaces, so this can be a little daunting, and of course, the steps can vary for each router, but the basic process you follow is pretty similar, so if you're just a little patient, this is actually pretty easy.

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