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How to Block Websites On Windows PC Using Windows Hosts File

Today we are here with the process to block websites on your Windows Computer. We all share our laptops and desktop with our younger brother, sister, parents, children and with our friends too and that time we need to make sure that the person who is using our laptop must not mistreat it. If they are working on the internet our tension develops much as we know there are many sites that are not good for them or not safe to browse in our PC.

So today I am here with a method by which you can easily block any site in your PC without any Software. By this, you can make sure that your children, younger brother-sister are not misusing your PC. So just follow up the below to proceed.

How to Block Websites On Windows Without Software

The method is very simple and straightforward and is 100% working and you can block no. of a site with the help of this. Just follow up the below steps to proceed.

Steps To block websites on Windows PC

First of all, click on start and type “Windows explorer” and open windows system drive. Now browse the host file from the location C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc.

Windows Hosts File

Now you will see few files over there. You don’t need to do anything you just need to copy the “host” file over then and take a backup of it.

Hosts File Backup

Now open the “Host” file and edit it with a notepad.

Adding Website to Hosts file

Type 127.0.0.1, tap the space bar once and then type the address of a website you want to block. For example, to block all traffic from YouTube, type 127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com on this line. And Save it. That’s it! You are done.

You can put many websites followed by the IP address. In case if you want to unblock any listed website simply edit the “host” file and remove the desired website to be unblocked. This is by far the best and easiest way to block any website in your computer.

So above is all about the method to block websites on Windows Computer. By this method, you can easily block any website in your PC and ensure your privacy and safety from another person that are using your laptops and computers. The method is very simple and easy to implement. Hope you like the post, don’t forget to share this post. leave a comment below if you facing any problem at any step.

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