[How To] Block websites without using any software

It is easy to block a website on a computer using any software or just by changing the dns server and making few settings but if you don’t want to use any additional software or service then too you can block websites on your Windows machine. All you will require for this is :

  1. A windows machine.
  2. A text editor (notepad will do).
  3. A web browser .

Just follow the steps given below to block a particular website.

  1.  Navigate to the  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
  2. Find the file named “HOSTS”
  3.  Open it using notepad.
  4.  Under “127.0.0.1 localhost” Add 127.0.0.2 www.orkut.com , and that site will no longer be accessable.
  5. Done!

example :

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.2 www.orkut.com

– www.orkut.com will not be accessible anymore.

If you want to add more sites then just increment the IP address by one and add it to the list.

i.e. 127.0.0.3 www.yahoo.com
127.0.0.4 www.msn.com
127.0.0.5 www.google.com

You can use this trick to block popup sites as well or any other advertising site.

Enjoy

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How to remove new folder.exe virus from pendrive

If you are using pendrive for data transfer at school, college or at your office you must have come across this virus. This virus creates an exe file in your usb drive with the name New Folder.exe. Here are some symptoms of this virus.

  • Task manager is disabled.
  • Registry Editor is disabled.
  • Folder options not working.
  • Taking too much time for accessing pendrive.
  • Uses half of your computers processing power.

You can easily remove this virus from your computer by using Smart Virus Remover tool. It is a small 550 Kb file. Just download the file from the link given at the end of this article. Run this downloaded exe by double clicking on it.Then click on “Delete Autorun.inf file”.

 

After that click on ” Remove virus from USB”. The virus will be removed from your pendrive. To restore your task manager, registry editor and other things which were disabled by virus – click on “Restore Default Windows Settings”.

remove new folder.exe virus

Download Smart Virus Remover

OR

Download and install combofix from here

Enjoy

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[How To]Protect your Pen drive from autorun virus

One of the most challenging task now a days for naive computer users is to keep their usb drive free of autorun viruses. Most of the time when you connect your USB drive to any public computer chances are pretty high that an autorun virus gets loaded in your pen drive.  So next time when you put it in your computer your computer will automatically get infected by the autorun virus.

BitDefender has come up with a really useful tool named USB Immunizer. Bitdefender USB immunizer is designed to help protect windows users from autorun virus files. It creates an autorun.inf file which can not be modified or replaced by the malicious autorun files.

It also allows user to easily on /off the autorun feature in Windows operating systems. A user can easily turn off the autorun feature by dragging the slider to off in the main screen.

Autorun immunizer can save you from a lot of hassels which can be caused by the autorun virus.This amazing app is free for everyone and can run on any of the latest Windows operating system. You can download it from the link given below.

Download : BDUSBImmunizer1.zip (1.1 MB)

 

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