Blocking Websites in Windows XP Using Focal Filter


Blocking website hosts and blocking time wasting websites such as addicitive flash games, comic / video sites that makes you addicted. The only solution is blocking those websites temporarily. We had told you about browser addons and free softwares to block, filter websites. Today we have a simple free software for Windows PC to block websites.

Blocking websites in Windows is easy. You can do it in two ways, to block websites via browser (which applies only to that particular browser) and blocking websites completely which applies to any browser, command prompt etc.

Here is a software to block certain websites in Windows PC. This free simple software block websites at certain times and also allows you to unblock or access blocked websites by easily unblocking them. Before we get into the software features and specs, here are some links that you need to take a look at before you read.

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Block time wasting websites to Increase Productivity.

Focal Filter is a simple free software that blocks distracting websites and allows you to focus better and get more done. You can call it as a productivity tool that helps you focus by temporarily blocking distracting websites. After the block timer runs out, your websites are available for you to view again.

Suppose if you feel like blocking certain websites like twitter/facebook/youtube on working hours, then set the time limit for 8 hours and get your work done.

Using this tiny tool is very simple. Install focal filter, choose websites to block, set the time and get the work done. Focal Filter was built to work with every web browser including Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera etc.

Adding websites to block via Focal Filter is so easy. Just copy paste the website URL from the browser address bar. Either http:// or without http:// you can paste just The list of blocked sites is saved for the next time you run FocalFilter. You can always edit your block list before starting the timer.

What I liked on Focal Filter is, you cannot reach focal filter controls while it is blocking sites, and terminating it or uninstalling it before the time runs out will not remove the blocks. If FocalFilter is still installed, you can remove the blocks early by rebooting your computer.

Make sure before installing focal filter, you need Microsoft .Net framework 4.0 to run.

Download Focal Filter for Windows

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