Again, I do want to stress this website blocking method can be easily bypassed by a tech savvy teen. Nothing a parent can do will beat a 3rd party software utility designed to block and monitor websites. That being said, if your kids are younger you should be ok with this blocking method.
Type in; C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc it should look like the run box above. When done click on OK
After clicking ok you will either see icons or text as shown above and to the left. You only need worry about the host file.
Scroll down and double click notepad
A dialogue box like the one below will open.
Notepad will open the host file and you should see a dialogue box very similar to the one below.
Type in 127.0.0.1 hit the tab key and type in www.myspace.com your entry should look like the one below. *Note, you may already have entries similar to this. That's ok, just make this the last entry.
Select file,save and then exit. Your done!. Close all your open windows and try to browse myspace. You should not be able to. If you can still get to myspace go ahead and re-boot then try.
Yes, you can repeat this process to block face book, teenspot or any other website you want to block. Just keep using the same 127.0.0.1 and changing the web address.
Now, right click (not left) on hosts. Next, select Open as shown to the right.
How to block Myspace using the host file. - Let's get started.
** Update to step #8. Copy and paste the list below into your host file. Myspace has many alternative ways in, and kids are learning these little work-a-rounds. This is a more complete way to block myspace on your computer.
I'll show you 3 ways to block Myspace, The host file method shown on this page. Another using I.E. (Internet Explorer found here) and finally with third party software.
One fairly popular way to block Myspace is by using the host file. This Myspace blocking method is described below. The other way you can block Myspace is by using Internet Explorers content advisor found here.
The 3rd and best way to block, monitor, filter and control the Internet usage in your home is by using software. Experts agree that every parent should have Internet safety software installed on their computer to protect kids from Internet predators and also to simply keep out the inappropriate media that has become so easily accessible. Blocking and monitoring Software with an active hands on parent is the absolute best way to protect children from adults who are trying to take advantage of them, and from any type of media a parent finds objectionable.
As long as there is a space between the IP (number on the left) and the correct web address on the right the website will be blocked. Myspace blocking can get tricky because of the many ways in.
Quick tip: Click inside the box. Then, at the same time, press: CTRL and the letter A