How do I block website access?
Today’s technology-driven world is relying more heavily on technology to run businesses and personal lives. This includes online bill payment, project work in schools and schools, purchase of products online, managing medical records, and browsing for basic information like weather updates, sports updates, and so forth. This demonstrates the importance of different websites. It also highlights the fact that much of our personal and business-related information is stored on these websites. Website security plays an important role in protecting these details from hackers.
We also found that many people now focus on blocking websites from their computers, apart from web security. This could be for many reasons. These websites might be:
- Spreading viruses
- Contained explicit content
- Stealing your personal information
- It is irrelevant for children
- Employees who spend too much time browsing other than work can hinder productivity in an organization.
There are many ways to block access to websites. Below is one method.
- You can block a website at the operating system level to restrict access to one computer. This is a simple method that works across all browsers and is easy to implement.
- DNS systems translate easy-to-remember names into IP addresses. These DNS servers allow you to access websites. However, it is important to remember that your computer also has a HOSTS file that stores all of these details locally. These details can be used to block access to unwelcome websites.
- Always make sure you have administrator access to your computer. Sign in with an administrator account and then go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
- Double-click “hosts” to open the file. To do so, choose Notepad From. Click OK. Your host’s file’s last two lines should read “# 127.0.0.1 Localhost” and “#:1 Localhost”.
- If you cannot edit the file, right-click on the file labeled hosts to open Properties. Click on the Security tab and select the administrator account. Then click Edit.
- Select the account from the pop-up and then check Full control. Click Apply > Yes. Next, click OK in all pop-ups.
- You can add the addresses of blocked websites at the end of the file. You can do this by adding a line to the end of your file with 127.0.0.1 followed by the name of the website you wish to block. These steps will change the name of the website to your local computer.
- To block Google, you can add “127.0.0.1www.google.com” at the end of your file, but without quotation marks. This will allow you to block as many websites as you wish, but you can only add one per line.
- Repeat this step until you have blocked all websites.
- Close the host’s file, and then click Save.
- You will see that all blocked websites have been successfully blocked by rebooting your computer.
A firewall or filter is another way to prevent access to a website. Many antivirus programs now include a firewall, and many also offer the option to purchase one. You can either get the filtering software separately or through the same company. Instead of buying each component separately, you can now get a single software package that provides all of the security and protection you need for your website. Comodo, a cybersecurity firm, has developed cWatch Web as a web security tool.
Firewalls are used to protect internal networks from malicious access by the outside. This includes malware-infested sites and open ports. Firewalls can be used in schools, homes, businesses, and intranets. You can configure a firewall to restrict access to external connections for internal users, such as parental controls or workplace locks. This article will discuss the Comodo WAF available via the cWatch website security tool. It will also briefly describe the other important features offered by cWatch.
Comodo Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Comodo WAF can eliminate application vulnerabilities, protect websites and web applications against more advanced attacks such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and Denial-of-Service. Comodo WAF includes vulnerability scanning, malware scan, and automatic virtual patching. Customers can also use the Comodo cWatch Web to manage their security.
Comodo offers the following key features:
- Zero-Day Immediate Respondence Consistent updates on virtual patches for all websites under management, and immediate response to apply a patch to prevent zero-day attacks once they are known to the public.
- Distributed Denial of Service Protection Globally Distributed Anycast Network allows for efficient traffic distribution. It blocks traffic that is not HTTPTP/HTTPS-based. The current network capacity exceeds 1 TB/s. Each PoP is equipped with multiple 100G and 10G ports. These ports are designed to scale up and absorb large attacks.
- Stop website hacks and attacks The Comodo WAF protects websites vulnerable by detecting malicious requests and preventing hackers attempts. It also targets application targeting attacks such as WordPress, plugins, Drupal, and Joomla.
- Websites are protected against malicious bots and brute force attacks. This WAF protects login pages and forms for account registration.