How to Block Twitter

If you are a system administrator, you must be looking for the best way to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites on your computers. If you are a parent, you may want to limit the time your children spend on social networking sites. Let us show how to block Twitter.

The Hosts file method and blocking Twitter in Internet Explorer are free but imperfect. The best way is to use internet filtering software that allows you to block Twitter more effectively and offers many helpful features

How to block Twitter with blocking software

Website blocking software copes with this task as best as possible. Let us introduce two programs HT Employee Monitor and HT Parental Controls that allows block Twitter and any other sites simply and reliably.


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  1. Download and install the software.
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  2. Click Website Limiting.
  3. Click Twitter and select Block.
  4. Visit the Twitter website to make sure that you have successfully blocked Twitter on your computer.

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The software supports all versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Opera. It automatically detects a browser and blocks forbidden websites in it.


Note! You can limit time on Twitter if you don't want to block it completely. Simply select Limit opposite Twitter and specify Time Limits.


Our software combines an effective internet filter with overall blocking features. It can restrict almost any users' activity. The software allows you to:


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How to block Twitter in Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click Tools.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Content tab.
  4. Click the Enable button.
  5. Click on the Approved Sites tab.
  6. Type twitter.com in the box.
  7. Click Never and then OK.
  8. Enter and confirm your new password.
  9. Click on the General tab and select Users can see websites that have no ratings.
  10. Click OK.

How to block Twitter using the Hosts file

The location of the hosts file for Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, Vista, and Windows XP is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

Note! Before changing the hosts file, make a backup and put it somewhere safe, in case you make a mistake.

  1. Open the hosts file using Notepad or another plain text editor.
  2. Copy the following:
       # block twitter
       127.0.0.1 twitter.com
       127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com
  3. Paste this into the Hosts file after 127.0.0.1 localhost.
  4. Save and close the Hosts file.
  5. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.
  6. Try to open the Twitter site.

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How to block Twitter simply and reliably

The greatest shortcoming of the free methods described above is that a user can easily bypass them with web-based proxy servers. So, how to block Twitter reliably? The best way is using our professional blocking software.

We recommend two different products to block Twitter. HT Employee Monitor for business and HT Parental Controls for home. Block non-work related activity and make the Internet safe with our software. Try free trial!

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