How To Block Social Media Websites on PC (With Pictures)
How To Block Social Media Websites on PC (With Pictures)

Let’s have a look at the guide for How To Block Social Media Websites on PC that you can do either by using the simple tool that we are going to discuss in this guide or by using the simple host file editor method that will not require any method and will help you to block any of your websites. So have a look at complete guide discussed below to proceed.

Till now you must have read lots of guides that helped in lots of ways in technology, hacks and other things to stay update to date with the things around you. And today I’m again here with one cool method that can help you to block some unwanted websites on your PC. In this guide, I’m going to tell you the way by which you can block and social media sites on the PC, Many of you must be using Social media sites daily on the PC and we all are addicted to this as the new updates and feeds on these websites keep on attracting us to use them again and again and can waste our lots of time. You must have tried lots of ways by which you can either stop them either for you or for your loved ones to save time. But sadly you might be failed. So I’m here with some ways that can help you to make this possible as the methods that I’m going to explain right below will either temporarily or permanently block those websites access on your PC and that too simple and you just need one tool that will be doing this job. And also one other way that will not require any tool either. As in that, you will edit simple notepad file on your PC and that will block that website on your network. So have a look at the complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How To Block Social Media Websites on PC (With Pictures)

The method is quite simple and straight and below I have explained 3 ways that are either temporary blocking the websites, permanently blocking the website and third using the host file. So follow all of them below.

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#1 Temporary Blocking Websites Using HT Employee Monitor

How To Block Social Media Websites on PC
how to block websites on network computer

This is one of the easiest methods that you can use to block. Follow the below step by step guide to the proceeding.

Step 1. First of all, you need to launch the software in your PC after download it from this link. Once the software is opened you need to go to the Website Limiting section to block the websites on the PC.

how to block social networking sites through router
how to block social networking sites through router

Step 3. Now you need to add the URL of the websites that you want to limit. Once you have added all these sites simply click on the save option.

how to block social media sites on android
how to block social media sites on android

There you can set the time and usage of these websites according to your wish. That’s it you are done now these websites are blocked or say limited on your system.

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#2 Permanently Blocking Websites Using HT Employee Monitor

Step 1. First of all, download the tool and get it opened. Once the software is opened you need to go to the Website Blocking section.

social media blocker
social media blocker

Step 3. Add there you need to Banned websites that you permanently want to block.  Once you are done with entering the websites URL simply click on the apply option.

How To Block Social Media Websites on PC
How To Block Social Media Websites on PC
  1. That’s it you are done. Now you will see that website will be blocked on your PC.

#3 Blocking the Website By Editing the Host File

This is one of the simplest methods and will not require any third party tool to block the website. You just need to open the host file by pressing the Windows button and entering the below path in the explorer:

For Windows 2003/XP/Vista/7/8 and Windows 10, the host file path is: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\

For the Apple Mac OS X, the host file path is at:
/private/etc/hosts

Once the file is opened you just need to edit the file using any text editor of your operating system. Here I’m using Notepad editor and at the end of the file, you need to enter the URLs that you want to block with the IP address as displayed in the screenshot. You will see those websites will get blocked on your PC.

How To Block Social Media Websites on PC
how to block a website

#4 Using Block Site Chrome Extension

Well, Block Site is one of the best Google Chrome extension available on the Chrome web store. The app is best for all those who procrastinate a lot. The great thing about Block Site is that it can block almost all site out there without going through any registry changes. So, here’s how you can use Block Site to block social media websites on PC.

Step 1. First of all, open this link and install the Block Site extension on your Chrome browser.

Using Block Site Chrome Extension
Using Block Site Chrome Extension

Step 2. In the next step, right click on the Block site icon and select ‘Options’

Using Block Site Chrome Extension
Using Block Site Chrome Extension

Step 3. Now you need to add the webpage which you want to block.

Using Block Site Chrome Extension
Using Block Site Chrome Extension

Step 4. Now to unblock the blocked site, right click on the extension icon and select option. Under the list of blocked sites, select the site which you want to remove and click on the “X” button.

Using Block Site Chrome Extension
Using Block Site Chrome Extension

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Block Site to block social media website on PC

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