How to Block Websites Without Software

When you have children’s at home, you might like to block certain websites from your child access. In this post we will discus, how you can block websites without Software. There are many net blocker software’s which will help you to ban all porn and adult site access with one click. If you are looking to block porn sites using this trick, I would suggest better use some software solution, as the list of such sites keep increasing every day, and you need a solution which will help you to block updated list of porn and adult sites.

How to Block Websites

Anyways, lets assume you just need to block certain sites like Facebook, Orkut or any other site. Buying a software doesn’t make sense, so we will do something what we are best at “Manual work”. We will block certain Websites without using any software. We will directly edit the hosts file in windows, which will help us to block any site. Infact, you can block Facebook, Twitter or any other such site when you are at work.

Blocking Websites without Software in Windows OS:

Nevigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Open hosts file with any text editor.

You will see these two lines in the file

 1:       localhost
 2: ::1             localhost

Now Append this line with 127.0.0.* and the website address you want to block.

For example

 2:       localhost
 3: ::1             localhost

Like this I have blocked many malicious and unwanted website which has the potential to infect my system :


Such tips are handy specially when you are looking forward to block particular website on your computer.

Do let us know what method do you use to block Websites on your computer? Do you prefer using manual method like this or are you using any Website blocking software?

Article by Harsh Agrawal

Harsh has written 159 articles.

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  • Lakshman December 2, 2014, 5:54 pm

    I have been searching for a guide to block annoying sites on my computer and searching for applications which will do the job but didn’t found any. I came to know after reading the article that simple trick of editing the host file and it worked. A small typo rolled down in your article do correct it 😀