How to Block Websites on Chrome Android & Windows PC?

Are you a person who waste time scrolling down on your Facebook feed? Or, you may be the one who wants to impose a parental control over the kid’s computer? Whatever the reason is, you have to block specific websites on your browser.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the whole world. For the same reason, here you are going to get a few ways, using which you can block websites on Chrome Android & PC. We have explained multiple methods below. You can choose the one that you think is the best. So, let’s get started.

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How to Block Websites on Google Chrome Android & Windows PC?

Using Block Site Extension {Desktop}

Step 1: Of course, you have to open Chrome browser (which, you might already be using) and use the following link.

Install Website Blocker for Chrome

Step 2: Once you are there on the Extension listing, you will have to hit the Add to Chrome button. Then, the browser will show a small pop-up, asking you to confirm your selection. Just hit the Add Extension button.

Install Website Blocker for Chrome

Step 3: As you can see in the image given below, you will get a new button right next to the address bar on completing the installation.

Step 4: Right-click (regular click also works well) on the Block Site button and choose Options. You will get a window exactly as given below.

Step 5: You might have guessed what to do. Just enter the domain of the site you want to block and hit the Add Site button. There you go!

In case you want to block adult websites or sites by keywords, go to adult control. There, you will have the features you want. You can change the preference by opting for Settings from the sidebar.

Blocking with Hosts File

Do you want to block specific websites from your computer, not just Chrome only? Then, editing Hosts file is the best way you can go through.

Step 1: You have to open the File explorer and follow the path C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\.Alternatively, you can open Notepad, go to File>> Open and opt for the same directory.

Windows Hosts Files

Step 2: Once you are there in the etc folder, you can see a file named hosts. Just open it up using a text editor. Given Notepad is universal to all the Windows computers, you can go with it.

Step 3: Let’s say you need to block facebook.com. Then, add 127.0.0.1 spam.com at the end of the file. For this method to effectively work, you might have to insert the www version of the URL as well.

There you go! You can use this method to block certain websites from all the browsers.

How to Block Websites on Chrome for Android?

The methods given above help you block specific sites from the computer version of Chrome. You can use the first method on any platform (whether it is Mac, Linux, or Windows). What if you want to do the same thing on Android?

As you all know, Chrome for Android doesn’t support extensions. Neither do we get the facility to edit hosts file on the platform as well. What can you do? Well, you can use Trend Micro antivirus to get the feature on Android.

Step 1: Install the antivirus app from the Play Store and open it up.

Step 2: What you should opt for then is the Safe Surfing option. You will see a blocked list feature at the bottom.

Step 3: Tap Add Option and enter the URL (with a name for identification).

That’s it! When you try to access the added website, you will see the following message.

Block Websites on Chrome Android Using Trend Micro antivirus

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work when someone tries to access the blocked site from incognito or private mode.

Recommended: How to save websites offline in Chrome Android.

Conclusion

So, you have got three methods to block specific sites on Chrome. For the convenience, we have shared separate methods for Windows and Android. As you already read, the first method is applicable to any platform, given the Chrome browser is available for it.

You can choose the suitable one from here and apply it. Don’t forget to share your experience with us below. Moreover, we are eager to know more convenient methods that serve the same purpose. Do you know any?

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