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How to block a site?

There are many reason why you need to know how to block a website. Some of the most common reasons are you have been targeted by spammers who use adware and popups to attack your PC. Other reasons may be to prevent your children from having access to certain site content such as porn and gambling.

Depending on the level of security you wish, learning how to block a website may require a adjustments of your web browser, the use of internet filtering software or editing of your host file. At any rate you can try all methods to see which works best for you.

How to block a Website using Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer version 5 and later offer the ability for heighten security and privacy. You can block a site by following the directions below:

1. Load your Internet explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Click Internet Options

4. Click the Privacy tab

5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites

6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK. Remember this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories

Internet Options

Internet Options

Privacy Actions

Here are alternate instructions to block a website using Internet Explorer.
Tools ->Internet Options->Security->Restricted sites->Sites->Type in the site address and Click ADD then click OK

How to Restrict a Website using Firefox

Firefox requires an add-on to restrict sites. You can find many good ones at The best one is BlockSite.

Here is How:
1. In Firefox, click Tools
2. Click Add-ons
3. Click Get Add-ons
4. Choose Browse All Add-ons.
5. Type blocksite in the search bar.After installing the add-on you will be able to block sites with just a few clicks.

How to block a Website using Google Chrome

1. Open your Chrome Web Browser
2. Click the wrench symbol in he upper right corner.
3. Choose Tools
4. Click Under the Hood tab.
5. Choose Change Proxy Settings.
6. Click Security, click Restricted Sites
7. Double click Sites and add the site you want block

Internet Properties

How to Block A Website in All Web Browsers

This action will require you to edit your Host file. Your host file is a computer file used to store information on where to find a node on a computer network. For more a more detailed description. Check out this link Host File Description Link

In Windows XP

1. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt.
2. Click Command Prompt This will open a DOS command window.
3. Type: notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts
4. Locate the line localhost
5. To block the website for example, just add this text under localhost:

You can add as many sites any site, However you will need to prefix it with “”.

6. Save the file
Google will now be blocked in all web browser. This is an advanced but easy method on how to blow a website.

Command prompt


Downloading via Download Accelerators

Download accelerators – Today’s need.

Today our dependence on internet is so much, so that it is not possible for many of us to imagine a day without internet. Through internet we can chat, network, play games and moreover and most importantly download many things. Quite often we need to download our favorite songs, movies, videos, games and software. So it is necessary to have a tool which maximizes the speed potential of the network. Till a few years back this job was done by our browsers itself. But this was not fast enough for many of us. People in all the spheres of life often require fast downloading. Here comes the need for download accelerators. They are tools which maximize the utilization of network speed for downloading. These softwares make this possible through a number of techniques. Every time a software for downloading releases, normally it includes and innovative idea for downloading, making it possible to download files faster than the previously released ones. Thus our job is easy: to download these softwares.  🙂

Download Accelerators

Download Accelerators

What are download accelerators?

To make it simple, download accelerators are some softwares which enable you to download anything in a faster and efficient way. These are often referred as download managers. Anyway both are the same.

How to download using download accelerators?

First of all you need to have an internet connection. Fast or slow, you should have it. 🙂

Then you need to have a browser to download the files. Eg. Mozilla Firefox.

Which are the best download accelerators?

There is not one to highlight as the best one. There are a handful of download managers which are efficient, and free.

Below are some of the download accelerators with their brief description.

Internet Download Manager

This is the most famous download manager. Of course it is the fastest, according to me. It divides the file into many pieces to make the downloading faster. But it is not free though you can get a 30 day trial. If you are expert in cracking, then you can try, or otherwise you will have to buy the softwares. To download visit

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

This is a free software used for downloading. This is a strong tool for downloading everything, and more importantly it is free. Optionally you will be able to upgrade into download accelerator pro by paying the amount. This is also very fast. It is claimed that this software is able to maximize your download speed upto 400%. !!! To download visit

Download Accelerator Plus


This software is the new trendy software which won the hearts of many people. This is also superfast. Torrent files are also supported. To download visit




This is a free software which suits to almost all kind of connections. This and DAP can put in the same block, these both are of almost of the same speed. To download visit

Orbit Downloader

Orbit Downloader

Using download accelerators

At first you open your browser and click the link which you want to download, and then wait. The download will be automatically transferred towards download accelerators. Now you only have one job left. Open the files as soon as the download finishes. 🙂


With download accelerators you can:

  • Shut down your computer after the download finishes
  • Close the download window.
  • Schedule downloads.
  • Copy and paste link address directly into your download manager.
  • Pause downloading.
  • Resume downloading.
  • Auto download on system start up.
  • Minimize to system tray.
  • Get alerts like sound and pop up window when downloading finishes.
  • Check for new updates.
  • Open the file automatically after the downloading finishes.
  • Scan the file downloaded with your antivirus.
  • Browse through the download sites.

Now enjoy. 🙂 Dont forget to comment. 🙂

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