How to Block Website in Windows?

Block Website in Windows

Sometimes you think about and wish that you could stop some particular websites (block website) to open on your computer. Even, it does not feel good to just telling repeatedly to your children’s, friends & family members is not a good solution. Now days, children’s are quite busy to access social sites over the internet instead of doing their school work, etc. Probably, you do not want your friends & family members to access few particular websites on your computer network. Therefore, you look for the way wherein you can block website without knowing them.

Hence, I am going to explain you the steps wherein you can easily stop desired websites to open in your computer. Windows has a feature, where we can modify Windows Host File and will stop certain websites to open on your computer. This tutorial will help you to block websites in Windows 7, Vista, 8.1 and Windows 10.

Restrict Website by Using Windows Host File

Follow the step-by-step guide to block Websites by modifying Windows Host File given below:

Step 1. First of all, we need to copy Windows Host File. To find, follow the path “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”. Once you reach “etc” folder, select “hosts” file and do a right-click on it and copy (or Ctrl + C) hosts file. Now minimize the file explorer. Block a Website in Windows Click To Tweet

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Step 2. Once hosts file copied; go to the desktop and paste (Ctrl + V) it to the Desktop.

Step 3. Now right-click on hosts file and open with “Notepad”.

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Step 4. Once hosts file open in the Notepad, scroll down, go to the bottom, and type / (Facebook & Twitter will be blocked). You may add more websites by doing the same process. Once finish to add the websites, go to the “File Menu” and click save and close the Notepad.

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NOTE: Facebook & Twitter have taken as an example. You can use any website instead.

Step 5. Right-click on hosts file on your desktop and copy it. Now maximize the file explorer where “etc” folder is located. Right-click inside the folder and paste the copied hosts file.

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Step 6. You may prompted while paste the hosts file to “etc” folder. Click on “Replace the file in the destination”. Once copied, close the file explorer.

Step 7. Now open any of the browser and try to open or Those websites will not open in any of the browser installed on your computer because it has blocked.

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Above all steps shown in this post are on a Windows 10 computer. You can use the same steps in Windows Vista, 7 and on Windows 8 or 8.1 as well. It will work perfectly. It may show few vary options. In case if you get any trouble in Windows 7 and 8 computer while doing above steps, contact me anytime by using “Contact US” Page.

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