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Tell me how to block Facebook, please - Help!

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by Mousey, Mar 4, 2014.

    Mar 4, 2014
  1. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I came in to work and opened up my browser and one of the employees had been on it after I left yesterday and there were a jillion facebook and games windows opened up.

    What url can I use in Norton's NIS or IE8 or Vista or whatever to block access to all this shit? Not just facebook, but the games, too. Yes, I'm going to change password on the computer but I have to tell the boss. Then the employee will tell the boss he needs to check on his insurance online and there we go all over again.

    They used to use the boss's computer for goofing off, which is fine. He doesn't understand computers and if he wants to put his at risk, fine. But we're down to only one working computer (barely) right now and I can't risk having this one loaded up with malware and crap. I'll put this one over on the boss's desk when I get a new one, but till then.... Help!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2014
  3. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    Hi Mousey,

    I don't know about blocking FaceBook, but you will most likely have to go into "Programs & Features", (that's what it is called on my pc) and "un-install" all the games from there.

    P&G will give you a list of every program you have installed. When you highlight an item, you should see at the top of the screen something like "change or remove"......

    so you highlight the item, them click on that. Each one will have to be dome separately.

    I hope this helps.

    weesie
     
  4. Mar 4, 2014
  5. klauskunterbunt

    klauskunterbunt Experienced Member MM

    Location:
    Germany
    Look here:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2014
  7. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    australia
    heres a idea

    nice way to fix issue go down to the second hand shop pick up a cheap laptop few years old even up to 4 years old Facebook will work on it. take it into work and say here guys this is or you goofing around and facebooking can you stay off the main computer thanks.. on the main computer put a bios level password on the boot so it cant even load windows without password. a cheap laptop second hand laptop is like under 100 usd price range small price to keep things in order and get yourself some points with the lads at work.
     
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  8. Mar 4, 2014
  9. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    The old laptop idea might be a good one. If they knew more about computers and malware and the internet it would be no big deal with them using this one. But I was always having to 'clean' the boss's computer (when it was working) of toolbars and popups and add ons and malware disguised as 'fit it' stuff. They get a pop up that says 'you're infected! clean now?' and they click yes and off we go.... LOL
     
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  10. Apr 1, 2014
  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    Well... they finally did it. I came in this morning to find the ol' FBI ransomware staring me in the face. So... here I sit... 3 and half hours of cussing and hair tearing later, finally able to access my bookkeeping and customer files and get online. Thankfully, I have a new computer here waiting to be set up. I had come in an extra half hour early to get started setting up the new computer, but noooooo, I had to waste my time cleaning up someone else's shit. Unfortunately, I can't use this computer to transfer files (fearing I'll also transfer hidden malware) to the new computer so that's another additional couple of mornings of work because I have to do the computer setup along with answering customer calls, etc.

    I am not a happy camper.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2014
  13. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    australia
    thers only so much a computer can take

    that sux if you where local id sort it for you if you rip the drive out and mount it on another pc you might be able to recover some files just scan the drive with everything with a pc with nothing on it but windows and repair tools i think there are hacks around that scam if you wanna inbox me with your email i can see what i can find to help :)
     
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  14. Apr 1, 2014
  15. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    That sucks! :mad: Definitely you need to look into making some changes when you get the new computer up and running.

    If you just want to block Facebook you can use a hosts file or even block it from inside the browser(s). But if you want to block all internet access probably the easiest thing would be to use some sort of blocking software with a password so you can turn it on and off when you want. There's one called You must register/login in order to see the link. that's free for home use but paid for business use - I'm not sure how expensive it is but it might be worth it...?
     
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  16. Apr 1, 2014
  17. rshkrn

    rshkrn Senior Member

    Occupation:
    unemployed
    Location:
    Asia
    this is one of the reasons an OS has groups, you should use the admin group yourself and assign all the other users a lesser to a lesser privileged group with restrictions on using and installing software etc....
     
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  18. Apr 1, 2014
  19. Googobucs

    Googobucs Meister Member

    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    open your IE browser. Click on tools at the top. Select the security tab. Click the restricted sites icon. Add facebook.com and any other web site that you want to restrict and save.
    As long as they are not smart enough to undo this, it should block those web sights.

    If you want to totally keep them off the internet ( this will affect you too) go to the control panel.
    1.Double click on network connections
    2. Right click on local area connections and select properties
    3. Single click to high light internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the list
    4. select properties
    5. Depending on how your set-up - If obtain DNS server automatically is selected change it to Use the following DNS instead. Put all 000.000.000.000
    6. if it's set to use the following DNS, take out the DNS numbers and put in 000.000.000.000
    Be sure to note the correct DNS so you can put it back when you want to get on the internet.

    A better solution would be to ask your boss to provide a separate windows login for every person.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2014
  21. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    Thank goodness, the boss was so pissed off he told me to change all passwords. I'd already told them what would happen, I didn't want them on my computer, but noooooo.... They needed to look up something. Yeah, right. Like facebook and porn.

    I put my old computer on his desk (the power supply on his old one went out - he always gets my hand-me-downs LOL) and I'm making recovery disks for this new one as we speak (that's why I'm in here goofing off ;)), before I begin installing stuff. Haven't got it anywhere near set up...

    These guys will have to stay off the work computers. PERIOD. If they want to bring in an old laptop or something. Fine. But I'm not cleaning up their mess again.
     

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