Top 2 Easiest Ways to Block Websites in Internet Explorer

The Internet is a vast web of inter-connected servers which may host inappropriate websites, porn, gambling and drugs, for certain people, children especially. Besides using the advanced way Hosts file to block those unwanted websites, here are two easiest and most effective methods to surf the Internet safely through IE.

Internet Explorer Content Advisor

Content Advisor in Internet Explorer can help you safeguard your family’s browsing experience easily. With it, you are able to give your children access to a specific list of Web sites that you allow and prevent them from accessing others.

  • - Open Internet Explorer, click Tools in the Menu bar, and choose Internet Options, then Content. Click Enable in the Content Advisor box. Now Content Advisor is active.
  • - Click the Approved Sites tab and enter the website address you want to approve and disapproved. Click the Always button to add the site to your list of approved Web sites. Or you can click the Never button to restrict access to the site.

Note: Put * in front of the websites If you want to block them completely. E.g. Type *www.facebook.com, click Never and then OK, Facebook website cannot be opened anymore via IE in your computer.

  • - Click on the General tab and make sure to check Users can see websites that have no ratings.
  • - Enter a password with a hint. Click OK when you are finished.

Keep in mind: Don’t lose your password. To turn off Content Advisor or make any changes whatsoever, you’ll need your supervisor password.

Web filtering software

If someone types the URL in the search engine (Google), and the websites comes up as the search result, then they can click on the cached link and see the earlier version of that site. In this case, Internet Explorer Content Advisor is limited. Consider installing web filtering software such as Aobo web filter, which automatically disallows websites based on their content, blocks games or any applications, and works for most of the browsers such as IE/Firefox/Google Chrome.

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