A network is a collection of web-related resources such as web pages and digital media that are typically identified with a popular domain name and published on at least one web server. Sometimes, for example, you might need to block certain websites to set up the computer for office use, or strictly limit specific websites for home use. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to block websites from opening in Windows 10.

Block websites from opening in Windows 10

To block websites from opening in Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Notepad in the search box and right click on the Notepad option. Then click the Run as administrator option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Run as administrator option, the following screen will appear.

Click the File -> Open menu as highlighted in the above image. Then go the following path.

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc

Then choose the All Files option. Locate the hosts file and click the Open button as the following image is showing.

As you click the Open button, the following file will appear.

C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\SNAGHTML6a9e9043.PNG

Now as the above file will open. Go to the last line, type IP address and website which you want to block as highlighted in the above image. Then click the File -> Save option to save the change. Now type this website in your browser and try to open it. It will not be opened as the website is blocked. The change will apply after rebooting the computer.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Firefox in the search box and then click the Firefox option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Firefox option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Menu icon from the right corner of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Menu icon, the following menu will appear.

Click the Add-ons option as highlighted in the above image. After that, the following screen will appear.

Type block site in the search box and click the Search icon as highlighted in the above image. Then the next tab will open the following page.

Click the BlockSite add as highlighted in the above image. After this, the following options will appear in front of you.

Click the Add to Firefox button as highlighted in the above image. Then the following alert will appear.

Click the Add button as highlighted in the above image. The next page will appear as the following image is showing.

Click the Agree button as highlighted in the above image. It will ask you to enter the site which you want to block as the following image is showing.

Enter the website in the highlighted area. Now the website which you have entered will not be opened.

Method #3

Open the Google Chrome browse. Paste the following path into the address bar of the browser.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/block-site-website-blocke/eiimnmioipafcokbfikbljfdeojpcgbh?hl=en

The following page will open.

Click the Add to Chrome button as highlighted in the above image. As you click this button, the following alert will appear on this page.

Click the Add extension button as highlighted in the above image. As you click this button, it will start downloading automatically. When the installation is complete, the following page will open automatically.

Click the Agree button as highlighted in the above image. The next page will appear as follows.

Enter the website in the highlighted area to block it.

You can also block the sites by clicking on the Block Sites icon.

Open any website which you want to block and click the Block Sites icon as the following image is showing.

Then click the Block this site button as highlighted in the above image.

Method #4

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type inetcpl.cpl in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Now click the Security tab. Then click the Restricted sites option and after that click the Sites button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Sites button, the following dialogue box will appear.

Now type the website in the Add this website to the zone textbox and click the Add button as highlighted in the above image. The entered website will be blocked in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to block websites from opening in Windows 10.

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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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