Author Topic: about site blocking in free?  (Read 3871 times)

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acuariano

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about site blocking in free?
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:46:05 PM »
does it has the intention to work like inputing urls in host file?
blocking sites systemwide?

Gargamel360

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 06:50:50 PM »
It is not as powerful as the HOSTS file.

For example, it can't block https sites.

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 07:08:42 PM »
Well, "not as powerful"... on the other hand, it can block full URLs based on wildcards, not just a list of domains.

Gargamel360

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 07:29:51 PM »
Well, "not as powerful"... on the other hand, it can block full URLs based on wildcards, not just a list of domains.
True, I never thought of that particular advantage.

But it would be nice if a way was ever devised to block SSL with Avast!'s site blocking.  Though I get why it does not, the WebShield ignoring SSL as it does, a lot of people I know try to use it and immediately think it is broken because it cant block https sites.

The Kitchen Sink

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 08:52:07 PM »
Personally I find the URL blocker to be an excellent free service. I thought I would take the time to say thannk you avast team for this feature. =D

acuariano

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 09:39:31 PM »
well i thanks avast for this service too.
just wanted to know comparing to add these to host file

YoKenny

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 11:44:13 PM »
You will find this interesting:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

acuariano

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 03:15:44 AM »
i know about the mvps,it slod down my pc
i tried that like 5 years ago,decided no more.

YoKenny

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 01:37:44 PM »
Did you read this
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Editors Note: in most cases a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the machine.

To resolve this issue (manually) open the "Services Editor"

* Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
* Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties - click Stop
* Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
* Select: Manual (recommended) or Disabled  click Apply/Ok and restart. [more info]

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 01:50:34 PM »
or ....let OpenDNS and Malwarebytes IP block handle it for you

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 02:01:28 PM »
This site block feature is very usefull.

I usually put the following strings:

http://*/*.scr?
http://*/*.exe?
http://*/*.cpl?
http://*/*.pif?
http://*/*.bat?

To block the download of dangerous extensions in machines used by people that dont have any good sense when downloading files. After that, I didnt have any problems with infection is this machines... :)

Elminster

acuariano

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 03:30:08 AM »
This site block feature is very usefull.

I usually put the following strings:

http://*/*.scr?
http://*/*.exe?
http://*/*.cpl?
http://*/*.pif?
http://*/*.bat?

To block the download of dangerous extensions in machines used by people that dont have any good sense when downloading files. After that, I didnt have any problems with infection is this machines... :)

Elminster


you add these in host file or avast site blocking?

Offline Tonanet

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Re: about site blocking in free?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 02:18:59 PM »
I add this to Avast Site Blocking Feature.  :)