How to block websites on Chrome

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How to block websites on Chrome

Online security is an important issue for both companies and individuals. It’s best to use proven anti-virus programs that will limit attempts to infect your computer. What about content that we find on the web? The Internet is an amazing source of knowledge, but also of dangers – especially if the computer user is a young person. To ensure its proper protection, it is worth blocking access to some websites. In Google Chrome, this can be done with a simple extension. In this guide we show you how to do it.

How do you block websites in Chrome?

It’s good to know that Google Chrome doesn’t have a blocking option. You will need a special plug-in that is integrated with the above-mentioned browser – Block Site. This extension offers, among others the ability to block websites, blocking pages containing specific keywords in the address, restricting access to websites by introducing an additional layer, e.g. password or creating white lists.

Block Site

How to install Block Site? Download the external plugin and then click Add to Chrome. Click the Settings button (located in the upper right corner). In the next window select Extensions and then Options. In the next tab in the List of blocked sites field, enter the addresses of the sites that will now be blocked by Google Chrome.

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After adding the selected page that Google Chrome will block, the redirect to option appears. Thanks to this, by entering the address of the blocked page, you will be transferred to the one you entered in the redirection options each time. A very practical option. After making changes, you can additionally protect it with a password – to do this go to the Authentication tab, select Enable authentication and enter the password by confirming with the Set password button. Done, you’ve just blocked unwanted sites. 

You probably wonder what gives you password settings? Well, it will put a protective layer on the extension settings. Each time you try to edit settings, the extension will ask for an authorization password to save the changes. However, if you select the Require password to access blocked sites option, it will impose a protective layer on websites. If you want to go to the blocked site, you must enter the authorization password set in the extension.

If you do not want to download additional ones, most currently produced roters have the option of blocking pages.

Supervised user

If you want to protect your children from content that is inappropriate to them, you can use the supervised user option. Select Settings (upper right corner).

In the users (users) section create a new account (add new user). user name. In the webpage bar, you’ll need to enter chrome.com/manage, where you’ll find access to the accounts you’ve created. Select the account you want to manage and go to Manage Permissions. In the “Blocked sites” bar, enter the addresses of the sites to block.

 

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