How to block a site

Net Nanny 5.1.x • 18 September 2006

This article refers to an older version of this product.

Go to Net Nanny Settings => System Settings => Web Sites icon => My List Restricted. Enter the site you want to block using wildcards. For example, if you want to block a site called, enter it as shown:

The asterisks will act as wildcards and block all the pages of that site.

Then press "add". Net Nanny will add a / to the end of the URL.

If the site is still getting through, check the Net Nanny Permitted list for that site. If it is listed, click on the green square to turn it red (blocked).

Then, you'll need to open up your Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and select "Internet Options". Click on "Delete cookies" and "Delete Files". Click Ok. Finally, reboot your computer.

Another good idea is to remove all advertising and spyware from your machine. There is a free program you can download from called Ad-Aware. Install and run this on your computer to delete any spyware.

Spyware is advertising that's installed against your knowledge on your computer and that affects which advertisements you see when you're online. It can also affect the speed of your Internet connection and cause websites to re-direct.