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3 ways to block access to unwanted websites


The internet has turned the world into a global village. Nearly, every business enterprise has a presence online as internet penetration continues to rise. As a result, many corporate organisations heavily depend on it to support operational services.

Handlers of the computers usually have access to all sorts of unhealthy web content, same with internet savvy kids. To block access to some of these websites, Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal rollout 3 tips on how to these websites.


Block using ‘Host’

Host can be used to disable access to an unwanted website. It works in tandem with the DNS system that translates names like www.facebook.com into a corresponding IP address ( It is this number that is used to disable any website you want to block.

To do this, you must have access to the administrator. If you do, sign-in to your PC using your admin account, go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\, and Double-click the file named “hosts”. Then select Notepad from the list of programs to open the file. Click OK. Make sure you save these new settings. Afterward, reboot your system for the settings to take effect.


Google safe search

Google is the biggest search engine in the world. Many people rely on it to search all sorts of things. This is because Google offers one of the best results. Go to search setting,  find the SafeSearch filter section, then turn on safesearch by selecting filter explicit results. This will block any pornographic site and images when users search for related keywords on google.


Download the family safety filter

This is a software that helps monitor kids and restrict access to websites parents do not want them to view. After downloading the family safety filter, sign in with your windows ID and then add the name (s) of the individuals you want to monitor. After all these procedures, do not forget to save the settings.


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