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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Med, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Med

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    Theres a few sites I visit EVERY time I log onto my computer, both are forums before you ask! but there bike related, (if you too are a bike/car enthusiast you'll know what im going through) Im trying to block these sites for myself, but I cant seem to do it, Im about to sit the 270 exam aswell :oops:

    Ive put them in restricted sites list, but no joy?
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    Restricted sites in parental controls? Are you an admin? Parental controls doesn't work for admins.
     
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    there must be a way, its useless if I have to create another user account, only other thing I can think of is ask to be banned from either forums :ohmy
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    can you not just block the sites in your firewall as a band or untrusted then you wont be able to access it.
     
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    Install something like Trend Micro Internet Security, restrict those sites, and have a friend lock the software settings with a password.

    Alternatively, you can do the same with your router at home, if you have one.
     
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    norton firewall seemed to work, nice one :)
     
  7. Bluerinse
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    you could do what some malware does and put dummy entries in your host file that re-directs the dns query for those two sites to the loopback address.
     
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    But then he's got to find a way to lock himself away from changing it back again... :) Hard to password protect a HOSTS file. :)
     
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    yeah i know.. what i meant though, is that's what i would have done to another persons PC to redirect them with the minimum amount of administrative effort :biggrin

    Clearly, anything the OP does himself, can also be undone by himself, so he needs to involve somebody else at some point.
     
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    Exactly... like password protecting his AV/firewall or router. Of course, he could put in a string of nonsense characters... but if he ever had to get into it again, he'd be up the creek! :D
     
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