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  • Introduction To Comodo Internet Security
    • Installation
      • Activating CIS Pro/Complete Services After Installation
    • The Main Interface
  • General Tasks – Introduction
    • Scan And Clean Your Computer
      • Run A Custom Scan
    • View CIS Logs
      • Antivirus Logs
      • Firewall Logs
      • Defense+ Logs
      • Website Filtering Logs
      • Alerts Logs
      • Tasks
      • Configuration Changes
  • Firewall Tasks – Introduction
  • Sandbox Tasks – Introduction
    • The Virtual Desktop
  • Advanced Tasks – Introduction
    • Create A Rescue Disk
  • Advanced Settings
    • General Settings
      • Manage CIS Configurations
    • Security Settings
      • Antivirus Settings
      • Defense+ Settings
        • Protected Objects
        • Behavior Blocker
          • The Sandbox - An Overview
      • Firewall Settings
        • Network Zones
        • Website Filtering
      • Manage File Rating
  • Comodo GeekBuddy
  • TrustConnect Overview
  • Appendix 1 CIS How To.. Tutorials
  • Appendix 2 - Comodo Secure DNS Service

Block/allow Websites Selectively to Users of Your Computer

Comodo Internet Security allows you to specify a single or a group of website(s) that can be selectively allowed or blocked to different users of your computer. Configuring the website filtering involves two steps:


To define website categories

  1. Open 'Tasks' interface by clicking the green curved arrow at top right of the 'Home' screen.

  2. Open 'Firewall Tasks' by clicking 'Firewall Tasks' from the Tasks interface and click 'Open Advanced Settings'.

  3. Click 'Website Filtering' under Firewall from the left hand side pane.

  4. Ensure that the 'Enable Website Filtering Filtering' checkbox is selected.

  5. Click 'Categories' tab from the 'Website Filtering' interface.

  1. Click the handle from the bottom center of the 'Categories' pane, click 'Add' from the options and choose 'Add Category' from the drop-down. Emmc download 2016. The 'Edit Property' dialog will open.

  1. Enter a name for the category and click OK. The new category will be created and added under the 'Categories' tab.

  2. Select the category, click the handle at the bottom of the 'Categories' pane, click 'Add' then choose 'Add Website' from the drop-down menu. The 'Add Website' dialog will open:

  1. Enter the full URL or a part of URL with a wildcard character '*' of the website(s) to be included in the category.

  • To add a specific website/webpage, enter the full URL of the website/webpage
  • To include all sub-domains of website, add a wildcard character and a period in front of the URL. For example, *.friskywenches.com will cover friskywenches.com, login.friskywenches.com, pictures.friskywenches.com, videos.friskywenches.com and so on.
  • To include all the websites with URLs that start with a specific string, add a wildcard character after the string. For example, “pizza*” will cover 'pizzahut.com', pizzacorner.com, and so on.
  • To include all the websites with URLs that contain a specific string, add the wildcard character before and after the string. For example, “*pizza*” will cover hotpizza.com, spicypizza.com and so on.

The website(s) will be added to the category.

  1. Repeat the process to add more websites.

  2. Click OK in the 'Advanced Settings' interface to save your settings

To create rules for selectively blocking or allowing websites to users

  1. Open 'Firewall Tasks' by clicking 'Firewall Tasks' from the Tasks interface and click 'Open Advanced Settings'.

  2. Click 'Website Filtering' under Firewall from the left hand side pane.

  3. Click 'Rules' tab from the 'Website Filtering' interface.

  4. Click the handle at the bottom of the Rules interface and select 'Add':

  1. Enter a name for your new filter in the 'Website Filtering Rule' dialog.

  1. Select the categories that should be added to the filter:

  • Click the handle at the bottom of the 'Category' pane and choose 'Add'.

  • Select a category and click 'OK' to add it to your rule. Repeat the process to add more categories.

The 'categories' window contains a list pre-defined Comodo categories and any user created categories. Comodo categories cannot be modified.

  • Comodo Safe Sites - Websites that are considered safe according to global whitelist
  • Comodo Phishing Sites - Websites that lead to phishing websites, as per dynamically updated Comodo Blacklist
  • Comodo Malware Sites - Websites that may inject malware into your system, as per dynamically updated Comodo Blacklist

For more details on creating and modifying user specified categories, Refer to the section Defining or Modifying Website Categories

  1. Add Users or User Groups to whom the rule should be applied:

  • Click the handle at the bottom of the 'Restrictions' pane and click 'Add'. The 'Select User or Group' dialog will appear:

  • Enter the names of the users to whom the filter is to be applied in the 'Enter the object name to select' text box with the format or @. Alternatively, click 'Advanced' then 'Find Now' to locate specific users. Click 'OK' to confirm the addition of the users.


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Important Note to IE 11 users: If you are using Internet Explorer 11 and above, it is mandatory to add the user group 'ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES' to the Restrictions list in addition to the added users for each rule you create.

The rule will take full effect only on adding this user group.

To add 'ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES' to the restrictions list

  • Click 'Advanced' in the 'Select User or Group' dialog

  • Click 'Find Now' and select 'ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES' from the list of users and groups displayed in the list at the bottom

  • Click OK

  • After adding target users or groups, you next need to specify whether those users should be allowed or blocked from viewing the websites in the category or they should be asked if they want to continue. This is done by modifying the link in the 'Restrictions' column:
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Allow- The websites in the categories can be accessed by the user.

Block - The websites in the categories cannot be accessed by the user.

Ask- An alert will be displayed in the browser if the user tries to access any of the websites in the category. The user can decide whether or not to continue.

  • Use the 'Logging' switch to choose whether or not attempts to access a categorized website are logged.
  1. Click 'OK' to save your new rule. The rule will become effective immediately.

You can disable or enable rules at any time using the switch under the 'Enable Rule' column.

© Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can block websites on a Microsoft Edge browser using Command Prompt. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider
  • If you want to block websites on Microsoft Edge, you'll have to use your Windows computer's Command Prompt.
  • Currently, Microsoft Edge doesn't allow you to block websites through its browser.
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Microsoft Edge doesn't currently have any settings or functions within its web browser that allow you to block specific websites.

However, there's a workaround that you can exploit using the Command Prompt that will let you block websites on Edge and other browsers for free, without downloading any browser extensions.

Using the Command Prompt can be intimidating, but here's how to use it to block websites on Microsoft Edge.

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How to block websites on Microsoft Edge using the Command Prompt

1. At the bottom of your computer, in the search bar, type 'command.' Then right-click on the Command Prompt. In the menu that appears, click on 'Run as administrator.'

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2. If a pop-up box appears, click the 'Yes' button.

3. When the Command Prompt opens, it will appear as a black box with text inside it. Type the following line exactly as it appears: notepad c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts. After you have typed the text, press the Enter key.

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4. The Notepad application should open on its own. Scroll down in Notepad until you reach the bottom of the text, then press the Enter key.

5. Type the following line exactly as it appears:

6. Then, press the space bar once and type the name of the website you want to block. For example, www.reddit.com. If done correctly, the line of text should read like this: www.reddit.com. Do this for each of the websites you want to block.

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7. Once you are finished adding websites that you want to block, click on Notepad's 'File' menu, then click 'Save.' © Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider Click 'Save.' Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

8. Close out of the Command Prompt and Notepad.

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If you try to reach the website you blocked, you will no longer be able to view it.

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If you no longer want to block a certain website, repeat steps one through four, and then delete the line of text in Notepad that corresponds to the website(s) you want to unblock. Then repeat steps six and seven. You should now be able to view the website again.

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