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How can I effectively block the Facebook URL, from my computer. I do wish to block it from all who uses my computer. O/S I works with is Win-7

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Try this, using a hosts file is very effective

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Block website

There can be any number of reasons for you to want to block a particular website.
It might be a known malicious site or a website with pages containing inappropriate material.
Whatever the reason, you can block a website (or group of websites) with just a few mouse clicks using the built in functions of your browser.
Some browsers, however, such as Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, have built-in features to do just that, while others, such as Mozilla Firefox, require an additional tool.

Start the browser and click the "Tools" menu option.
Select "Internet Options," click the "Privacy" tab then "Sites."

Type the website URL in the "Address of website" box and click "Block" in the "Per Site Privacy Actions" window.
Click "OK" and then "OK" again to save the new settings.

Google Chrome

Start the browser and click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the window.

Select "Tools" and click "Under the Hood."
Select "Change Proxy Settings," click "Security" tab and double-click the "Restricted Sites" icon.
Click "Sites," type in the website URL and click "Add."
Close all windows.
Discreetly Block a Website
If you find a friend, co-worker or your child has visited websites that cause problems on your computer, such as pop-up ads, viruses or just slowing down your computer, you will want to block those sites so they can't be accessed.
Browsers come equipped with privacy or security settings that allow you to block websites, but they don't always work well and are easy to undo.
Instead, find your computer's Host file and add the offending websites to that file.
Those sites will be blocked and, if you make the file password inaccessible, others who use your computer won't be able to undo the changes you have made.

Click "Start" in the lower left-hand corner of your computer screen, or click on the Windows emblem.
Choose "All Programs," "Accessories," then "Command Prompt."
A screen will appear.
Type "notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts" where the cursor is located, without the quotation marks.
Don't move the cursor first, just start typing.
The Host file will open in a Notepad screen.

Look for the line that says: " localhost," without the quotation marks. Under that line, enter the IP address and the name of the website you wish to block, separated by at least one space. If you wish to block more than one website, list each on an individual line.
For instance, if you wanted to block Facebook, you would type on a single line:

Save the file after you have added all the websites you wish to block.
After saving it, close the file and close the command prompt screen.

Locating IP Addresses

Use the Ping command to find out the IP address of a website. On the lower left-hand corner of your screen, click on "Start." Choose "All Programs." Select "Accessories." Choose "Command Prompt."

Type "ping" without the quotation marks.
Press the "Enter" key. A list of IP addresses will appear for that website.
High-traffic websites such as Facebook will often have a range of IP addresses.
Copy and paste the IP addresses to a separate page, such as Notepad, and save them.

Go back to the command prompt and type in the command described above for locating the Host file.
Enter each IP address and the name of the website on a separate line.
If you have six IP addresses for one site, for instance, you'll have a different IP address but the same website URL on each line.

May 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Blocking web sites

Do you mean you want to block some web sites?

If you have the model using the ASUSWRT software, from the main menu, click on Firewall in the Advanced Settings category.

Then click the URL Filter tab. In the Basic Config, make sure you have Enable URL Filter = enabled
Then you can add specific domains.

Don't forget to click Apply after you've added the domains.

You might find you also need to go round each computer on the network, to clear their caches of IP addresses, before your URL Filter can take effect. OpenDNS has a good FAQ article on that subject, so no point in me repeating it. See here:

Mar 30, 2013 | ASUS RTN56U Wireless Router

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I cnt open my facebook account

These are the possible reasons why you can't open your Facebook/ Facebook Account
1. Wrong email and password - Please check if you are using the right combination of your email and password. If you forgot your password, you can reset it by clicking the forgot password below the password box.
2. Blocked sites. If you are navigating from your school, may be the administrator has blocked websites such as Facebook and other social networking sites.
3. Router block. Some wireless routers have features that can block URL using its URL blocking interface.
4. What country are you from? - Facebook must have block access from your country.
5. Your account was hacked. If you're account was hacked/block or disabled for some reason, got to Facebook Help Center. And follow the instructions that suits your needs. I once locked my account because it was hacked. And then followed the instructions sent by Facebook Help. In a week, my account was reinstated. Pay attention to detail and be patient.

Aug 30, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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Hi Tom Bones, you've probably been asked this a million times but is there a different url to connecting to facebook? I don't mean is there a way to unblock blocked sites. I just want a url that...

You could try to use a proxy server, like, however if you are at work and Facebook is blocked, then they likely blocked the proxies as well.

Jun 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Facebook is being blocked how can i open

If is being blocked from your current location you can consider using a webproxy such as From this site you should be able to enter the URL you wish to visit and navigate there without a problem! Hope this helps!

Mar 16, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Facebook blocked in ma college


Not a problem. There are hundreds of proxy sites through which you can connect to Facebook. Depending on the type of block the company are using,eg, wild card-resulting in the word facebook anywhere in your url,blocking conection. So basicly what you the want is encrypted url.

Try some of the below wesites. All you do is enter the below urls into your browser and on the site that opens,enter This will encrypt this url and you can surf facebook freely.

Hope this helps.

Feb 24, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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I have accidently blocked my profile pictures and I do not know how to fix it could you help me?

Hi, Please try the below steps if you are using Internet explorer as browser:- 1. Go to the "Tools" menu
2. Choose "Options"
3. Click on the "Content" tab
4. Across from "Load images automatically" click "Exceptions"
5. Highlight the Facebook URL
6. Click "Remove site"
7. Close the Exceptions window
8. Click "OK"
9. Restart your browser
And if you are using Mozilla Firefox please try the below steps:- 1. Go to the "Tools" menu
2. Choose "Options"
3. Click on the "Content" tab
4. Across from "Load images automatically" click "Exceptions"
5. Highlight the Facebook URL
6. Click "Remove site"
7. Close the Exceptions window
8. Click "OK"
9. Restart your browser
If you don't see an "Options" selection in the "Tools" menu, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Go to the "Firefox" menu
2. Choose "Preferences"
3. Click on the "Content" tab
4. Across from "Load images automatically" click "Exceptions"
5. Highlight the Facebook URL
6. Click "Remove site"
7. Close the Exceptions window
8. Click "OK"
9. Restart your browser

Best wishes for your effort.Thank you for your time and patience.

Nov 12, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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How can i open facebook without using proxies and the most effective way? The administration in the office blocked facebook and so the proxies how can i open facebook then?

There are 2 ways.
Normally in an office environment all web traffic is intercepted and forced through a proxy, where these rules can be applied.
The one way is assuming your company does not block all ports on a firewall is to use a proxy subscription service. You simple enter the proxy details of your service, in your browser and you are surfing.
If they do have a firewall, your choices are more limited. You can subscribe to a VPN service, and connect to the VPN and surf through that link, or you can use say your mobile phone as a modem on your computer and surf through 3G / EDGE / GPRS
The last option is what is called an anonymizer. You surf to a website, enter the new URL on that website, and you surf to the destination URL inside the other website. (see )
Not that I condone you breaking company rules, as they probably have a reason for blocking it, but this is the methods you can use.

Mar 10, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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I want to access facebook but it's blocked on my computer

If facebook is blocked on your computer, then try to use a proxy, to allow access.

NOTE: If the rule is too strong on a computer, there are times that proxies are not working. But try to go to: and then type on the URL box.

Good luck and have a good day!

Feb 17, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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