With Google Chrome you are able to block websites in the same way you can block them with Internet Explorer (IE). It is easy to do and you do not need a plugin, however, there are a few plugins (extensions) that will allow you to block a website if you want to do it that way. The plugins are better for if you want to block a certain element of a website. For example, if you wanted to block the lingerie section of an online clothing store.
First, you launch Google Chrome. In the top right hand corner that is a wrench symbol. Click on the wrench and navigate to the “options.” Click under the hood tab.
Once you are in Google Chrome options you need to select the “Change Proxy Settings” button. You will see a security tab. You need to click the “Restricted Sites” bit. Now click on the site button.
You are given a place to type in your URL for the website you want to block. It is better to paste in the site you want to block. You cannot block sections or categories, so it is better to paste in a clean domain name.
Once you have added your website domain you need to click on the “add” button. You have now added the website to your blocked list so you can close the window.
Why you may use a plugin/extension instead
There is the reason mentioned in the introduction where you may block categories instead of being forced to block a whole website. Another reason you may use a plugin is because the method above is easy to reverse, you just remove the URL from the tool. If you are blocking to stop a child, than a child could read an article like this and remove the block.
Google Chrome blocks are easy to overcome because a person may use IE or Firefox and look at the website from there instead. One would have to find a piece of software to stop that happening or block all the same websites on all three Internet web browsers.
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