How to block HTTPS websites

Very often, when you block some websites, users can still access these websites using HTTPS protocol. For example, you can block facebook.com using the Hosts file but the users can access it through https://facebook.com. So if you want to completely block some websites, you should block HTTPS sites too.


How to block HTTPS sites with web filter


Blocking https sites is a highly demanded but not trivial task. Blocking sites with a router often does not work in this case. The best way to block HTTPS websites is to use web filtering software. HT Employee Monitor and HT Parental Controls comes to the aid and allows you to block any https site. Moreover, such programs are protected against all kinds of tricks of those who are not happy with your lock.

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  1. Download and install the software.
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  2. Click Website Blocking.
  3. Click the Add button near the Banned Websites list.
  4. Enter the website address you want to block.

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Note! You don't need to specify https in the address. For example, if you want to block Facebook, simply add facebook.com without https, www, etc. The software will block all the variants of the site.


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Blocking by keywords is also available. For example, add the keyword - VIDEO to the list and the software will block all web pages that have this keyword in their URLs or titles.

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How to block https://facebook.com


Blocking some of the popular https sites is even easier. Our web filters have some predefined categories.

  1. Download and install the web filter.
  2. Click Website Limiting.
  3. Click Facebook and select Block or Limit if you wish to limit time on the site.
  4. Click Apply.

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The software supports all version of popular browsers - Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera and is compatible with all versions of Windows including Windows 10.


Use our web filtering software to block https websites site simply and effectively. Start your free trial today!

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