How to Block Websites With a Password

By Ian Moore

Although the Internet holds a wealth of information, it also contains a vast amount of objectionable material as well. Whether you have a child or run a public network of computers, it is necessary to block specific websites that may have a negative influence on web users. Blocking websites with password protection is one of the most effective methods to control the content of the web. Luckily, Windows Vista has a variety of user controls that can set restrictions on specific web content.

Step 1

Click Start > Control Panel > Internet Options.

Step 2

Click the "Content" tab on the top toolbar and select "Parental Controls." Click "Create a New User Account." To set parental controls and block web content, you must create a new user account.

Step 3

Enter the new account name and click "Create an Account." If you are creating an account for a child, enter her name.

Step 4

Select "On, Enforce Current Settings" under the Parental Controls option. Click "Block Some Websites or Content." Click "Windows Vista Web Filter."

Step 5

Click the "Edit the Allow and Block List" link. Enter the website address into the space bar and click "Block." Click "OK" to close.

Step 6

Restart the computer. Click the new user name icon and set the password at the log on screen. A password will now be required to access the specific websites that are blocked.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may also choose a web restriction level. This can be set to high, medium or low at the Windows Vista Web Filter screen.