Want to block Websites on Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10? Actually, it’s possible and in this tutorial, you will read a way that let you make that thing happen.
Yes, I’m Windows Insider and my default browser in Windows 10 is Edge browser. My primary goal is to test all the new features which Microsoft development team is adding to its new operating system and provide a solution to the problem which users face while using Windows 10.
In today’s article, I’m going to share the solution to a problem which is very popular and you can find lots of users discussing it on high authority Windows forums as well as Microsoft Answers.
The Problem is:
How to Block Website on Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10?
How to Block Pornography | Porn on Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10?
Yes, there are lots of users who’re currently using Edge browser as the default browser in Windows 10 and want to restrict or block a website to get over the addiction of using porn sites as well as popular social networking websites like Facebook and YouTube.
In other modern browsers like Chrome, and Firefox. You can easily block your any website using extensions or add-ons. No doubt Edge browser also supports extensions but has limited numbers of extensions available which you can use on it. So there is no chance at the moment to block site using extensions on Edge browser.
Even lots of Windows 10 Insiders have provided a feedback to include this feature as a part of Edge browser and maybe they add it in future.
How to Block Websites on Edge Browser in Windows 10 using Hosts File
So the question is how to restrict websites on Edge browser? The only solution at the moment is to use host file and block the sites which you want to access.
Here is how to do it:
1. First of all, you need to navigate to following location C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
Note: Before modifying the Hosts file make sure to create backup of it so that anything goes wrong you can replace it.
2. Under Drivers folder, you will find a file named as hosts. You need to copy and paste it on the desktop
3. Now you need to provide permissions to this Host file. For that:
Right-click on the file, click on Properties -> Switch to Security Tab -> Under Permissions for System, click on the Advance button -> Under Permission Tab, select Add -> Click Select Principle -> Under Enter the subject name to, whatever you want to. It’s recommended to add your Windows username.
Under Basic permissions check the box right to full control and click OK, then Apply, OK and then again Click OK
4. After that, right click on the hosts file you copied to the desktop and Open with Notepad or any other text editor.
5. Here you need to enter the following link to at the bottom of the file:
To block Facebook:
To block YouTube
Note: You can enter as many sites which you want to block.
6. Once done Save and Close the file.
7. Now again copy the file and paste it to the same location mentioned in step one C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
When you try to paste, you will get a notification that Destination already has the file named Hosts. You need to click on Replace the file in the destination.
Now relaunch your Edge browser and try to launch Facebook and YouTube and you will notice that both the sites are not opening.
Note: This method also blocks the sites on other browsers on your computer.
At the moment, this is the only way to block websites on Edge browser. Why don’t you give a try to this method and let us know if you have any query? Also, if you know any other methods to block sites in Edge share with us in the comments.