1.    21 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64

    Problem with blocking sites with hosts file


    I tried to block some sites in that way but although I cleared DNS cache (ipconfig /flushdns) ater editing the hosts file, I'm still able to access those sites. Googled about it but seems everything has done Ok and wonder why I can't use this method.

    I tested on Windows 10 Enterprise x64.
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  2.    21 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Did you put in the subdomains too?


    You need an entry for every variation and subdomain that the site is accessible under.
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter

    Well, I have found that if I use domain in the following format (without any space), the work is done:
    w w w.example.com

    And I was able to block google for example but why I can't block facebook?!
    Last edited by J4NY4R; 21 Aug 2015 at 07:45.
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter

    After some tests just understood that using proxy makes hosts file useless. And that's why I was able to access facebook although I had blocked it by hosts file. Is there any permanent way to block sites with hosts file and using proxy simultanously?
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