Users with unrestricted Internet access find themselves constantly battling malware infections and at risk of information leakage. Downloading copyrighted material from the company’s network can expose the company to legal action. By blocking some websites greatly reduce this risk and protects accidental browsing of mature, explicit and sensitive sites. It can also help conserve bandwidth for mission critical applications, and keep those charges down.Restricting access to specific URLs may also improve productivity and help staying focused , this point is especially important for children who need to study.
Using software to block websites in order to control Internet access can be beneficial especially to businesses , schools that want to comply with child protection legislation and publicly accessible WiFi services that want to provide a family-friendly browsing environment and Home users.
What is URL Disabler and how to use it
URL Disabler is a Portable (it requires no installation) and freeware to simplify the URL blocking process for Google Chrome , Firefox and Chromium EDGE users. The user can freely provide, modify, export and import the list of URLs to be blocked.
1. After download and Unzip it, please run Appropriate exe file (x64 or x86) then Type the URL of the web page you want to block into the URL field (1) and use plus button (Add to list) (2)
2. Finally use green tick (Aply changes) button (3) for the settings to take effect. Easily block any distracting or harmful website. You can disable Blocking or switch to the white list Mode with the eye icon in the bottom right corner
Whitelist URLs to set exceptions for websites you would like to allow. You can choose the browser which the ban will be apply from the menu under options, by default all supported browsers are selected. Under the same menu you can use Password Properties to set the Password for the Application.
Under Examples menu; facebook.com, twitter.com, youtube.com URLs are given as examples. The export and import options are under the file menu, so you can easily reuse the list you created and backed up once.
URL Disabler doesn’t use “%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” file method therefore resetting the Hosts file does not affect the blocking Rules. If you want to use hosts file Method for blocking web pages please try our “BlueLife Hosts Editor” software.
Note: If restarting browser does not apply the blocking Rules please log off and log in again (Very rare)
Supported languages: English, Turkish , German , French , Italian , Spanish , Russian , Hungarian , Hebrew , Polish , Japanese , Greek , Dutch (Nederlands), Vietnamese, Persian , Portuguese (Brasil) , Thai , Romanian
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7
Supported Browsers: Google Chrome , Firefox, Chromium EDGE
File: UrlDisabler_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: UrlDisabler.exe │ Virustotal