With each passing day, the security concerns over Internet are growing and gaining bigger dimensions. You never know, which websites and links are harmful and a click on their URL and infect your computer.
If you can punish innocent websites, who have been hacked by some criminal and the poor webmaster or blogger doesn’t have required expertise or skill to discover the malware serving code, then you should also be brave enough to stop the ads atop your search results, which are blatantly serving the malware codes.
You cannot shouldn’t employ dual policy on the same topic, just because the ads are giving your the revenue.
But this is not the topic of this post.
How to block malicious website access
Here we are to discuss, how you could block malicious website access from your computer. Once simple and crude way is to use the hosts file located in your computer and edit it so as to point a malicious website domain to
You just have to make an entry like following in your hosts file to block a website.
But, Where is this Hosts file located?
It is a Windows file and the locations of it in various versions of Windows is given below.
Windows 7 = C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETC
Windows Vista = C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETC
Windows XP = C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETC
Windows 2K = C:WINNTSYSTEM32DRIVERSETC
So the task remains to identify the list of malicious websites and enter them into your hosts file.
But where to get such a list of malicious websites.
Are they Always Correct
Yes that is sometimes an issue. I have seen people complaining about the accuracy of the database. In fact, one of my own blog on PC Security was wrongly included in their database. Fortunately, I brought it to their notice and Stenven Burn, the administrator was quick to remove it from the database.