how can I block a url from accessing my browser?
I want to block a url from accessing my browser. The url in question, djbsaqja.co.cc, flashed a pop-up saying that my computer was infected with a dangerous virus and that "Windows Security" required that I download a program to fix it.
I maintain realtime virus protection, but ran a manual scan anyway, which proved that I was clean.
The url listed above would not let me out of an unending chain of popups, demanding that I download their tool.
Instead, I opened a new Firefox session (it was the only way I could re-enter Firefox without this rogue url taking control), then cleared out my history, cache and cookies.
I'm clean...and now I'm back in control with, I believe, no damage. But since I wrote down the url, is there a way that I can block from accessing my browser again?
Thanks for the help.
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You can add it to your hosts file - http://allthingsmarked.com/2006/08/28/howto-block-websites-using-the-hosts-file
Sites like that pop up on a regular basis, but will often get taken down quite quickly. I have just checked and the site appears to have been taken down.