How to Lock Out a Website You Don't Want Someone to Go to


Are there websites that you do not want children or other users to have access to on your computer? Web filtering programs enable you to set restrictions on the content users have access to. They allow you to monitor content such as adult material social networks and video sharing websites. With free Internet filtering programs, see how easy it is to block websites you do not want someone to use.

Internet Explorer Users

  • Launch Internet Explorer and click the "Tools" menu on the top of your browser. Select "Internet Options" from the pop-up menu.

  • Click the "Content" tab and click "Enable" under "Content Advisor" to launch Content Advisor. Content Advisor allows you to block a website you do not want users to view on the Internet.

  • Click the "Approved Sites" tab. This tab allows you to set websites users can or cannot view on your web browser. Type the URL address of the website you want to block and click "Never" to add it to the disallowed websites list. Repeat this process to block additional websites. Click "OK" to save the changes.

  • Click the "General" tab and click "Create password." Type the Content Advisor password you want to use and type it again to confirm. Type a password hint and click "OK" to save the changes. Content Advisor prevents the website (s) you selected from displaying on your web browser. Close and restart your web browser.

Other Web Browsers

  • Download and install a free web filtering program such as K9 WebFilter or Safe Families (see both in Resources). Create an account, including a username and password.

  • Launch your program after completing the installation and logon using your username and password. Select the websites to block option.

  • Type the URL address of the website (s) you want to block and click "Save" to save the changes. Close and restart your web browser.

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