Block Orkut, Facebook & Myspace websites on computer

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Social networking websites like Orkut, Facebook, MySpace are very addictive and people tend to spend lot of time on such website. Sometimes, parents or guardians might want to block access to such websites and prevent other members in the house wasting their precious time. You can easily block access to such websites without any software install, just follow steps below:

Block Orkut, Facebook, MySpace websites

1. Goto Start > Run and type following command and click on OK button.
notepad c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts

blocked-websites-orkut-facebook-myspace

2. A new Notepad window will open with lot text. Scroll down to the last line and add following code in the end.

127.0.0.1 orkut.com
127.0.0.1 myspace.com
127.0.0.1 facebook.com

3. Save the notepad file by going to File > Save. Now try to open either of Orkut, MySpace or Facebook – they wont open on your computer. Similarly, you can block any website on the computer.

Unblock Orkut, MySpace, Facebook websites

Open Notepad file as explained in step 1 and delete above added code. Click File > Save and previously blocked websites should open fine on the computer.

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  1. through google search page one can access to orkut .is it is possible to block this path also ……if it is plz tell…………………

    • Vikas, you can block google.com using similar method and remove the indirect Orkut access path as well :)

    • goto to c:\windows\system32\drivers and open hosts file with notepad
      and type IP address save it…….
      example
      192.156.1.1 http://www.orkut.com

    • This works for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

      Locate your Windows hosts file, at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
      Open this file in your favorite text editor, Notepad works fine
      Add the following lines to the hosts file:
      127.0.0.1 facebook.com
      127.0.0.1 login.facebook.com
      127.0.0.1 http://www.facebook.com

      Reboot your Windows PC and try to access Facebook, it should be blocked
      You can then unblock Facebook by simply removing the entries from the hosts file.

  2. i con’t save file in window 7.

  3. i did this exactly as it said and it did not work for me, im running vista 32 bit and i know i did exactly as it said, but it did not block these sites from my computer.

  4. i did the same to unblock;but after deleting the entered id when i click file<save, it shows there is no path; ie i cant delete the blocked id…please help

  5. it didnt work…what the fish is this…?

  6. i want to block orkut,yahoomessenger,facebook,gmail how to block this sites ?

  7. Vandana Rana says:

    hi……. i am using windows xp 32 bit……. this trick is also not working on my computer….. :(

  8. they can not block with this link
    it is not useful

  9. it is saying access denied dude

  10. i am using windows7 it is saying access denied

  11. i try to block orkut but it did’nt work . plz give me solution

  12. i did exactly the the same but its not working at all
    i m using windows xp

  13. Is it possible to block msn.com….I tried and it did not work for me. Lots of other sites worked fine but unable to block msn.com

  14. please friends send me ,how to block orkut

  15. i also tried… but didnt get solution

  16. Or you can do it with software called FB Limiter ( facebooklimiter.com )

  17. Shelly Norton says:

    I just know how to block facebook because I am blocking facebook from my son’s PC. I use this facebook blocker called FB blocker. check their site if you need it too. fbblocker.com

  18. it’s not blocked on google chrome

  19. please frndz send me, that how to block the facebook and orkut site plzzzzzzz…

  20. main window xp use karti hu bt main google chrome se koi v social site nhi khol pa rhi hu, its always show temporarly down or move to another address, what can i do?

  21. Jeet Patel says:

    not working when u r go to site through google or yahoo..

  22. There are several software tools to block the access to Facebook. I recommend Social Network Controller to block the access to Facebook (and other social networks) at specific days and times. It is a very useful program for small businesses and for personal use, and it is a very-easy-to-use program. socialnetworkcontroller.com/index.php?lang=en

  23. Thank You sir u gave me a wonderful ideas how to open blocked sites it is working thank you sir u r ‘ Avi…………..

  24. thank you so much!!!!

    super thank you!!!^_____^

  25. there’s another way?i want to block fb but i think some will noticed it coz the person was studying comp…

  26. ajay kumar says:

    THIS IS TIPS IS USEFUL FOR INTERNET EXPLORE(IE) ONLY…BUT NOT OTHER BROWSER…
    IF I HAVE TWO BROWSERS ONE IS IE AND SECOND IS MOZILLA…
    THIS TIPS IS WORKED ONLY INTERNET EXPLORE(IE) BUT DOES NOT WORK IN MOZILL BROWSER…

    IS ANY TIPS FOR BLOCK FOR THAT CAN BLOCK IN ALL BOWERS

    THANKS
    AJAY

  27. hi i am unable to save hosts file. This is not in txt format but opening easily but when saving ask to save in my documents etc etc. what to du I am using diffrent platforms in my office like window XP and 2007

  28. Instructions how to change the hosts file located at (Win7) C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

    a) Copy the hosts file in a different location i.e your desktop.
    b) Make a copy of the hosts file on your desktop and call it host.original.
    c) Delete the file on the host file on the \etc directory
    d) Edit the hosts file on your desktop with notepad so that it can block the web sites you want and others have elaborated on it, then save it. Make sure you do not save as .txt file, leave it as it was originally.
    e) Copy the revised hosts file back to the \etc dir.

    Even if you edit the hosts file as many have done this still will not prevent one to login to facebook. All the hosts file does is to block facebook when you enter facebook.com on the browser’s address field but…. If you google facebook and in the results you click on the facebook.com then it will get you to the facebook login screen. Bottom line, hosts revisions is not of any help. The are some ticks at google to block websites but has not worked for me yet as I star experimenting. Perhaps the inexpensive software mentioned in this blog will do the trick, I will try it.

  29. Sir Please Tell Me How To Unblock Facebook Site From My Computer.. i m unable to open it..

  30. the steps which you have shown in that i am not able to saved in hosts rather it is asking for to save in another document(hosts.txt) so how to do it please reply…

  31. Himanshu Negi says:

    Nice trick admin,

    I was using free software to block facebook and other social networking sites. By the way this trick can easily be hacked/bypassed but the good thing is that we can redirect all blocked site desired users to simply other websites…

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