Many youngsters are addicted to social websites, mainly in facebook nowadays. They always spending their times in chatting with their friends in facebook.Even in the exam time also , they spend 24/24 time in facebook. so many of the parents want to block the FaceBook in their computer.Even in the schools and colleges are their managements want to prevent students using facebook.
I don’t say Facebook is fully waste .,It help you to connect with friends, to gather more knowledge, for purchasing, to socialize, to know more peoples, their lifestyles, But there is a limit for all those things, When it crosses the limits,Self controls also not work on those time even in the exam time ,academic and the meeting time,Your addiction can’t able to get out of those Facebook. this article must help you than in chatting, playing games, songs , watching videos, reality shows etc.
At most of the work places its blocked easily by proxy servers.As i discussed before in the article about How to Access Blocked Websites, View Restricted Sites,There are some methods to access it even when it blocked by proxy servers.
If you want to stay away from facebook,or want to block in workplaces or in home,DON’T WORRY!!!!!It is very simple . You have to follow the few steps to block the Facebook on your system.This article help you to us your time in the more productive way than wasting your precious time in Facebook.
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You don’t need to buy the software or to go for the experts help to block the Facebook.Just with the simple handy steps to block Facebook or similar sites.
Before any internet browser access web sites, it checks the DNS entry in Host file which is in your computer. if no entry found for specific website,To do it, Make sure you have administrative privilege to edit this host file. then it goes to ISP ( Internet Service provider) to get the IP address.(Go to Start > Programmes > Accesories,Then Right click on Notepad and Run it as administrator.)
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In the manual method, you will be making some changes to the ‘hosts’ file present in your computer system, by using a notepad.
These ‘hosts’ file is present in different locations depending on the OS your computer has;
- For Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vita and 7, the file is in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\
- If you have Unix or Linux, it is at /etc/hosts
- Go to System Folder and then Preferences, if you have Mac OS 9
- For the Mac OS X, the file is at /private/etc/hosts
Though the location of the ‘hosts’ file is different, the method of blocking a website on your PC is the same.
Open the hosts file in notepad and at the end of the script, simply add the lines:
- 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
- 127.0.0.1 facebook.com
- 127.0.0.1 blog.facebook.com
- 127.0.0.1 apps.facebook.com
Type IP address and Press Tab key then type above addresses. 127.0.0.1 is the local host IP.
Restart the machine and try facebook, it will not work.If facebook opens then you might have done somthing wrong. This method will stop any browsers to access facebook.com.
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Blocking Other Website
If you want to block website apart from Facebook then change facebook address with whatever website you want to block. For example: to block google paste following code below # 127.0.0.1 localhost
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Block Facebook on Windows 7
If you have Windows 7, the Past method can’t work out to block the Facebook you can’t edit the ‘hosts’ file, so just follow the method below;
Right-click the hosts file and go to the file properties and then move to the Security tab, select Users under Group or the user names and then select the ‘edit’ button. ‘Permission for Host Window’ will now open.
Select Users account and grant the permission in ‘Permission for SYSTEM’ by clicking all the checkboxes under ‘Allow’ Name and then press OK. Keep in mind that you are not to check any of the ‘Deny’ checkboxes you see.
By this very easy step, you can easily block the facebook on your system.You can save your precious time in the stressful times and make you more relax than before , you can able to concentrate more in your work.