How to block a website in Firefox
You may block a website in Firefox for many reasons. Here is an easy and free way to block a website in Firefox. However, it has serious disadvantages.
How to block a website in Firefox using the Hosts file
You can easily block access to a website by adding it to your Hosts file. The location of the hosts file depends on your operation system.
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Note! Make a backup of the hosts file and put it somewhere safe, in case you mess up.
1. Open the Hosts file in a text editor.
2. Find the line 127.0.0.1 localhost
3. To block a website in Firefox, for example, youtube.com, add this text under the line 127.0.0.1 localhost:
4. Save and close the Hosts file.
5. Reboot your computer.
6. Try to open www.youtube.com in Firefox.
How to block a website in Firefox using HT Employee Monitor
1. Download and install HT Employee Monitor.
2. Open the program.
3. From the Controls menu click Website Blocking.
4. Click the Add button near the Banned Websites box.
5. Enter the website address you want to block or a keyword, for example youtube
6. Click Apply.
HT Employee Monitor has many other features that you may find useful. The program allows you to:
- Block a website in Firefox by keywords
- Block categories of websites (social networks, chats, porn, etc.)
- Block all websites in Firefox except Whitelist
- Block applications (instant messengers, games, etc)
- Monitor computer activities such as visited websites, launched applications, typed keystrokes, screenshots, etc.)
- Receive remote reports via Email or FTP