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bond220
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-27-2010

How do I block access to specific web sites?

There are several web sites that are accessed from within certain online newspapers that I would like to block.  Can someone tell me how to block any access to these specific web sites from within the online newspaper pages?  I have Windows XP Professional and the current version of Norton Antivvirus.

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yogesh_mohan
Posts: 5,302
Registered: ‎07-29-2008

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi Bond220,


Welcome to Norton Community!


You won't be able to block access to the specific Web sites via Norton AntiVirus. You can try configuring the Content Advisor in your Internet Explorer to block those sites. Refer to the following article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310401


Yogesh


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Marty
Posts: 183
Registered: ‎10-24-2008

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

bond220,

 

Adding the website you want to block to the HOSTS file might work. 

 

Here's some info on the subject:  http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/block-websites-using-hosts-file/

and here:  http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/01/easy-but-powerful-way-to-block-ads.html

 

It sounds more complicated than it really is.  You just add the website you want to block to the bottom of the HOSTS file. 

Marty

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bq1
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎11-07-2009

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

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LinYu2
Posts: 187
Registered: ‎08-25-2009

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

 

Hi all,

 

I have been looking for a way to block one specific cookie that keeps showing up when I run a quick scan with NIS 2010 but I didn't get to find anything that solves this.

 

My computer runs on Windows 7 and I use Mozilla Firefox 3.5.9. This browser has a feature where you can create a list of those cookies you want to allow and of those you want to block. I have included this particular cookie in the blocked list, but it does not work. The cookie keeps being caught by NIS and I understand the risk is low, but this has become a great annoyance for me.

 

 

This is what NIS tells me, everyday, after I run a manual scan:

 

[quote]

Tracking cookie: Cookie: myname@atdmt.com/

Removed

 

Orphan cookie cleanup

Removed

[/quote]

 

In Firefox I have the "Accept cookies from sites" box unchecked and I also have the name of this cookie listed as "atdmt.com" under Exceptions as blocked.  All this not withstanding, the cookie still keeps showing up. 

 

Puzzling and annoying, to say the least.  I will be very grateful if anyone shows me how to block this cookie.

 

Thanks

Lin Yu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mdturner
Posts: 5,308
Registered: ‎04-11-2008

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

HI Lin Yu

 

The following link is supposed to opt out of the atdmt cookie. It is provided by Atlas Solutions.

 

http://www.atdmt.com/CookieActions.aspx

 

 

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone

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bond220
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-27-2010

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

This seems to have done the trick.  Thanks for the lead.

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LinYu2
Posts: 187
Registered: ‎08-25-2009

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

mdturner,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. Someone already seems to have benefited from your information. In my own case, I had just run a manual quick scan and the "atdmt.com" tracking cookie had been resolved.  It may have been for this reason that when I tried to get to the link you provided I got this message:

 

[Quote]

STATUS OF COOKIE

No Atlas Cookie

You do not have an Atlas cookie on your computer.

If you attempted to opt-out it may have failed due to your browser settings.

       --  Your browser may not support cookies.

       --  Your browser may have disabled websites from storing cookies on your computer.

                                                    ===opt-out of the Atlas cookie===

[Unquote]

 

The last line in the above message is a clickable option which I chose to click, but I'm not sure whether this option would be for the case where the virus had been encountered  OR if it would trigger some kind of action that would prevent the cookie from installing in the future. I just do not know. Whatever happened (if anything happened) it was not visible to my eyes.

 

What I plan to do is I will wait until tomorrow or so and run again the link you provided to see what happens.

 

Meanwhile, if you have any further thoughts about this, please let me know. Otherwise, I will report back the results of my next attempt, as I mentioned above.

 

Cheers.

 

Lin Yu

 

 

 

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mdturner
Posts: 5,308
Registered: ‎04-11-2008

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi LinYu2

 

It seems that you have already blocked cookies from your browser and that should be good enough to keep the atdmt cookie off your system.

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone

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bjm_
Posts: 2,737
Registered: ‎09-07-2008

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

[ Edited ]

Hello LinYu2

FWIW

blocking third party cookies does not interfere with the opt-out preference you set for Yahoo, Microsoft and Google. Instead of using a yieldmanager.com cookie to store your preference, Yahoo stores it in a Yahoo.com cookie. Likewise, Microsoft uses a live.com cookie when it's prevented from creating an atdmt.com cookie.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

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