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    Block website in Windows?

    Hi,

    I want to know if there any way to block websites in Windows/Chrome?

    I know about host file but I want to know how I can block a website (including all sub-domains)?

    I have used a couple of chrome extensions and none has the option to block website including sub domains, as I cannot add hundreds of sub domains manually to block them. Something like *.website.com would be ideal.

    Any suggestion?

    Comments

    • Maybe use a firewall?

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    • uBlock? uMatrix? Either one of those should work.

    • fazee6fazee6 Member
      edited August 2015

      use firewall

    • Is your son watching porn or something? :p

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    • AlphaNinevps_comAlphaNinevps_com Member, Provider

      You can apply these IP addresses 199.85.126.20 and 199.85.127.20 within your network DNS to block porn websites. They are supported by Norton.

    • block in hosts file?

    • Use adblock and write some custom rules? https://adblockplus.org/en/filters

    • blocking never works always a way round it, however it can be done as others have side by windows firewall quite easily

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    • Use dnsmasq and apply your rules there?

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    • I think you can try block it with Chrome's group policy. The URL blacklist might be what you are looking for.

      http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3

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    • You can edit host file and use something like this

      0.0.0.0 blockedwebsite.com

    • @comXyz said:
      You can edit host file and use something like this

      0.0.0.0 blockedwebsite.com

      Have you read the post? I need to block its all sub domains.

    • FlamesRunnerFlamesRunner Member
      edited August 2015

      You should do it in your router.

      Some come with a feature to block websites on specific computers a.k.a parental controls.

      (just in case they figure out a way to get around it)

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    • @TheKiller said:
      Have you read the post? I need to block its all sub domains.

      Then add all sub domains it has

      0.0.0.0 sub1.abc.com
      0.0.0.0 sub2.abc.com

    • @comXyz said:
      0.0.0.0 sub2.abc.com

      It will surely have 100,000s of sub domains, should I add them manually?

    • @TheKiller said:
      It will surely have 100,000s of sub domains, should I add them manually?

      Just coply all sub domains to excel, then add 0.0.0.0 using excel command, and copy all back to host file

    • @comXyz said:
      Just coply all sub domains to excel, then add 0.0.0.0 using excel command, and copy all back to host file

      I think you're missing the point....

    • http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/132705-how-can-i-emulate-a-wildcard-in-the-windows-hosts-file

      leading to http://mayakron.altervista.org/support/browse.php?path=Acrylic&name=Home

      Galen in Laguna Oct 8, 2013 at 5:49 UTC
      
      Acrylic DNS Proxy (free, open source) does the job. It creates a proxy DNS server (on your own computer) with its own hosts file. The hosts file accepts wildcards.
      
      Download from the offical website
      
      http://mayakron.altervista.org/support/browse.php?path=Acrylic&name=Home
      
      Configuring Acrylic DNS Proxy
      
      To configure Acrylic DNS Proxy, install it from the above link then go to:
      
      Start
      Programs
      Acrilic DNS Proxy
      Config
      Edit Custom Hosts File
      Add the folowing lines on the end of the file:
      
      127.0.0.1 *.localhost
      127.0.0.1 *.local
      127.0.0.1 *.lc
      Restart the Acrilic DNS Proxy service:
      
      Start
      Programs
      Acrilic DNS Proxy
      Config
      Restart Acrilic Service
      You will also need to adjust your DNS setting in you network interface settings:
      
      Start
      Control Panel
      Network and Internet
      Network Connections
      Local Area Connection Properties
      TCP/IPv4
      Set "Use the following DNS server address":
      
      Preferred DNS Server: 127.0.0.1
      
      
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    • k0nslk0nsl Member, Member without signature

      I'd suggest setting up an unbound instance with a custom block list.

    • imagineimagine Member
      edited August 2015

      How about OpenDNS for home use?

      Edit: At OpenDNS, if you block a domain, it assumes you want a wildcard block... so enter example.com, and it'll block *.example.com. Source.

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    • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

      Opendns

    • HxxxHxxx Member

      Search for K9 software. Is free for personal use. There is nothing more effective for windows. It also covers https.

    • timnboystimnboys Member
      edited August 2015

      Try using dansguardian and some custom iptables rules as your main gateway it worked well for me before I got wfilter enterprise.
      or try this: http://www.smoothwall.org/about/express-feature-list/
      or try untangle free(I used to use it until they got too expensive to filter both https and http)

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    • To piggyback off the wildcard subdomain question:

      How do I block a whole "family" of websites that have the same IP? For example, SBNation has 300+ distinct domains as part of their "family" of sites, and most seem to use the following IPs:

      216.146.46.11
      216.146.46.10

    • @boxelder said:
      To piggyback off the wildcard subdomain question:

      How do I block a whole "family" of websites that have the same IP? For example, SBNation has 300+ distinct domains as part of their "family" of sites, and most seem to use the following IPs:

      216.146.46.11
      216.146.46.10

      first let me ask what filtering software are you using?
      as every filtering software has different ways of doing this.

      CubeData FraudRecord Module: https://cubedata.net/fraudrecord OpenNebula module: https://cubedata.net/opennebula now for blesta & whmcs

    • @timnboys
      I do everything via the hosts file currently on both Mac & PC, sounds like that won't be enough for this instance.

    • @boxelder said:
      timnboys
      I do everything via the hosts file currently on both Mac & PC, sounds like that won't be enough for this instance.

      try using dansguardian as your web gateway(or router) and see if that helps or if you have a spare windows machine you can use wfilter free(I use wfilter enterprise I paid for because it has more features like tieing into my home active directory.)
      Wfilter Free
      there is the link to wfilter free above.

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