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[*] posted on 5-4-13 at 11:54 AM
Website Block on Mac


I came across this a week or so ago and it works really well. It's not fool safe, but I blocked some borderline sites that I had been visiting that I no longer wanted to visit. For me, who's sort of technologically capable, it's a great fix, because odds are I will forget how to undo this in another week or so.

1. Minimize or close all your programs - so you can see the desktop
2. In Finder - in the 'Go' menu at the top, select 'Go to Folder'
3. Type in /etc and hit Go
4. Drag the file 'hosts' to your desktop
5. Open 'hosts'
6. It's a text file with 5-10 lines of stuff written in - on the first blank line type '127.0.0.1 http://www.website.com' (without the apostrophes and without the http:// - for some reason that auto appears when I posted this)
7. If you want to block multiple sites, just keep adding lines in the same format - 127.0.0.1 http://www.website.com
8. Save and Close it - then drag it back into the /etc folder. There are company prompts, just say yes to them. This will block those sites in any browser you use.






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[*] posted on 5-4-13 at 01:30 PM


ready2quit I am going to move this over to the Recovery Tools
section of the site. that way members will be able to see it in the future. listed under Recovery Tools. :thumbup




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[*] posted on 2-6-13 at 11:25 AM


Just learned you can do the same steps on a PC. It's a little more complicated, so this link has the direction to change the host file, but you use the same 127.... just like the instructions I posted above. I've found I needed to restart my computers for this to work.

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/




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[*] posted on 8-7-15 at 09:49 AM


Here you go Avillax.



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[*] posted on 30-6-16 at 09:04 AM


Does anyone have any thoughts on how to effectively block Tumblr? I love using the methods above for numerous sites, but for some reason, I can't block tumblr sites that way. Any help is appreciated.



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[*] posted on 31-8-16 at 05:17 PM


A bit late... but have you tried using router level blocking to block tumbler? Most routers should have that built in.



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