How to Block a Website ?

Some times it becomes necessary to block a website on our Computers for one or other reason. You can easily and effectivily block access to a website by adding it to your Windows HOSTS file. Once the website is blocked in the HOSTS file, it will not appear in any of the browsers. That is, the website becomes completely unavailable.

1. Go to your HOSTS file which is located at:

C:WINDOWS for Windows 98 and ME

2. Open HOSTS with Notepad.

The default Windows HOSTS looks like this:


# Copyright © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
 # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
 # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
 # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
 # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
 # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
 # space.
 # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
 # lines or following the machine name denoted by a “#” symbol.
 # For example:
 # # source server
 # # x client host
 # localhost

3. Directly under the line that says Localhost, you will want to type: name of the URL you want to block

For example to block the website, simply type:
Other parts of MySpace could be blocked in a similar way:
 etc etc etc…

It is necessary to add a website with and without the “www.”. You can add any number of websites to this list.
4. Close Notepad and answer “Yes” when prompted.

5. After blocking the website, test it in any of the browser. If every thing is done as said above,the website must not appear in any of the web browsers. You should see a Cannot find server or DNS Error saying: “The page cannot be displayed”. I have also created a virus to block a website which automatically blocks a list of websites as specified in the source program.

Some people suggest that your add a website to the Internet Explorer ‘Privacy’ settings. This does not block a site. It only stops that site from using cookies.

Know the image from which mobile it is captured

Know The Image From Which Mobile It Is Captured
Go to ur xplorer and select image.
Then edit its name as shown in below image
Example – if your image name is ‘village.jpg’ then edit like this ‘patho.jpg.txt’

Then click on ‘village.jpg.txt’ file there you can see the mobile from which this image is captured and its date on which it is captured
1.This will work only with the images captured from mobile camera
2.only works with images which are not edited by any means

Removing Shared Documents folder From My Computer

Open registry editor by going to Start then Run and entering regedit. Once in registry, navigate to key

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer My Computer NameSpace DelegateFolders

 You must see a sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. If you delete this key, you have effectively removed the my shared documents folder.

Change Logon Wallpaper-Windows XP

Logon wallpaper is the wallpaper or image that windows xp shows on screen when windows logs on (before it asks for username & password) . It’s usually set to the image-logo of the brand(manufacturer) of our computer (e.g. in compaq laptops). Now we can set it to our own image or any other image(any bmp file) by following trick.

 Open Startmenu->Run type regedit and press ok to open registry editor.(shows a tree like structure of directories at left)

 In that hierarchical structure in left, navigate to registry entry
 HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelDesktop

 In right side pane see a number of values placed in a table format. choose the value named Wallpaper from there and double click it. Now you see a box with value name as Wallpaper and value data as Path to the image file .There give the full path of the image(bmp file) which you want to set as logon wallpaper by deleting previous path and writing path to your bmp file e.g. C:WINDOWSlon.BMP (to set image lon.BMP file as log on wall paper).

 Also double click on WallpaperStyle and change it’s value to 2 to get a stretched wallpaper at logon.

 Put that bmp file in windows directory for better results.
 If that is a jpeg file, convert to bmp file by opening in Windows Image Viewer and save as bmp.

Disabling Recent Documents History

The bad thing about Recent Documents History is that Windows XP has to calculate
 what should be put there each time you boot Windows, which can slow things down.

 1. Open the Registry Editor (select Start/Run, type regedit, and click OK).

 2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMcftWindows

 3. Create a NoRecentDocsHistory D_WORD key. Double-click the value to open it
 once it is created.

 4. Set the Data Value to 1 to enable the restriction.

 5. Click OK and close the Registry Editor. You’ll need to restart the computer for the
 change to take effect

Lock ur folder widout any software

Suppose you want to lock the folder movies in d: which has the path D:movies.In the same drive create a text file and type

ren movies movies.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Now save this text file as loc.bat

Create another text file and type in it

ren movies.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} movies
Now save this text file as key.bat

How to Hide the drives(c,d….etc) in MY COMPUTER

This is a great trick you can play on your friends. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.

 1.Go to start->run.Type regedit.Now go to:


 Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives(it is case sensitive). Now modify it’s value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) .Now restart your computer. So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone…). To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.Again restart your computer.You can now see all the drives again. Magic……

Fast Menu Opening….

Go to Start then Run

 Type ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’

 Find “HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop”

 Select “MenuShowDelay”

 Right click and select “Modify’

 Reduce the number to around “100”

 This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to “0” but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them – well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood.

Hack Admin Password From User Mode

Disclaimer: Use this article for eductational purpose ONLY.

 Follow these steps:
 1. Open command prompt (Start->Run->cmd),
 2. Enter the following command, then press ENTER

 3. Enter the followin command, then press ENTER:
 This should open the computer management console.
 4. Go to local users & groups->users. Right click on any user and select “set password”.

 If you get a “access denied” do the following:

 then use following commands
 1) net user test /add (this command will make test named user)
 2) net localgroup administrators test /add (this command will make test user as administrators rights)

 and use net user command to reset your admin. password

How to Remove Windows XP’s Messenger

Theoretically, you can get rid of it (as well as a few other things). Windows 2000 power users should already be familiar with this tweak.

 Fire up the Windows Explorer and navigate your way to the %SYSTEMROOT% INF folder. What the heck is that thingy with the percentage signs? It’s a variable. For most people, %SYSTEMROOT% is C:Windows. For others, it may be E:WinXP. Get it? Okay, on with the hack! In the INF folder, open sysoc.inf (but not before making a BACKUP copy first). Before your eyes glaze over, look for the line containing “msmsgs” in it. Near the end of that particular line, you’ll notice that the word “hide” is not so hidden. Go ahead and delete “hide” (so that the flanking commas are left sitting next to one another). Save the file and close it. Now, open the Add and Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel. Click the Add / Remove Windows Components icon. You should see “Windows Messenger” in that list. Remove the checkmark from its box, and you should be set. NOTE: there are other hidden system components in that sysoc.inf file, too. Remove “hide” and the subsequent programs at your own risk.