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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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