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how to BAN a page in internet explorer

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anibalin    0

wondering if there is a registry edit-thingy to ban a page in internet exlporer? i was thinking, perhaps, in something like the page could not be resolved (?). Dont know.

will appreciate ne info.

respect.

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Steven P.    14,131

go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc

open the file called "hosts" with Notepad

you will see the following line:

127.0.0.1 localhost

add a new line with the site you want to ban under it:

www.sitename.com localhost

or even more effective, the IP address of the site:

192.169.222.333 localhost

PS: The IP address was an example

Close the file, and thats it.. effect is immediate (in a new browser window)

Edit, oops lol fixed now

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anibalin    0

thanks for the kick ass reply.

but i didnt work. probably is my fault.

the hosts file:

...

#

# For example:

#

# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server

# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

www.cnet.com localhost

...

is that wrong?

i closed explorer and opened again but the page is displyed ne way (?)

respect dood.

aniba!

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Steven P.    14,131

looks like you will need to resolve the IP for it to work best..

Try restarting. I remember when Neowin was shuffling around servers I could edit the IP and site name direct into that file and browse immediately.

Resolving the IP is easy.. just open command prompt and type this: ping www.cnet.com

it will ping it and give you the IP at the same time

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Redmak    353

It's the otherway around

to block neowin

add

127.0.0.1 www.neowin.net

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anibalin    0

doods all of u where right.

1st worked better with just the ip (i think is faster since the dns doesnt have to resolve ne name)

2dn redmak- it was the other way round {:o) ( 127.0.0.1 www.whatever.com (or the ip :o)

million thanks doods!!!

aniba!

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FISKER_Q    17

can you add range bans like :

123.112.139.*?

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me101    0

nope, wild cards are not allowed, you have to put in all the ip's in manually, sorry... :(

For all the non-windows 2k/xp/nt4 users, the hosts file for win9x/me is located in the %windir% dir, if you have not already found it ;)

I mainly use the hosts file to block ad's and other sites.... :D

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neojoker    0

I can't get it to block IPs. Can you run over that one more time? (I can block domain names though, just not IPs.) Thanks.

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aco    0

I think it is possible to disable certain websites by using the Content Advisor in IE.

Go to Tools > Internet Options, click on the "Content" tab and Enable the Content Advisor to set it up.

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