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Nottodaythanks
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Safeguard - blocking a site

I can block other sites but not DuckDuckGo

 

Can anyone tell me why this is. 

I'd like t be able to block this, have triend different web addresses, but nothing works.

 

Would be appreciated.

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

@Nottodaythanks 

Why would you want to block a search engine? Surely if you don’t want to use it you delete it from your computer, or has it some features of which I’m not aware?

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

If anyone can help me block this site, your help would be appreciated. 

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

@Baldrick1 I thought DuckDuckGo was a search engine, not a browser?

@Nottodaythanks  I'm interested why you would want to block this site, but don't know why you can't.

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@jab1 

Whoops you are quite right. Original post corrected. Maybe the OP likes to have their browsing activity tracked by the likes of Google?

 

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

It bypasses security and safety features that are in Chrome an Edge.


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@Nottodaythanks 

 So why install it or allow it to be installed? I think that what you need is an Application blocker rather than a web site blocker. I don’t know whether safeguard has this capability. Maybe there is a security suite on your computer that will do the job?

As @jab1 has pointed out, DuckDuckGo is a search engine, not a web browser like Edge and Chrome. I don’t know about Edge but I am pretty sure it can be installed in Chrome in place of the bundled Google browser.

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

Its a website

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@Nottodaythanks wrote:

It bypasses security and safety features that are in Chrome an Edge.


Thank you


Which ones? - FYI it is probably safer than Google, as pointed out by @Baldrick1 

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@Nottodaythanks wrote:

Its a website


If you put, for example, 'DuckDuckGo download for PC' into Google you will find a list of independant sites (I counted 7 on the first page) from which you can download this search engine. I looked no further. Bearing this in mind what do you hope to gain by blocking just the DuckDuckGo IP address?

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

If it's a specific website that you're trying to block @Nottodaythanks, you should be able to do this on your SafeGuard settings on your Member Centre. I was going to have a look at mine and provide some screenshots but I think the website is having some problems at the minute Sad

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

SafeGuard won't block it

 

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

What's the specific URL of the site you're typing in to the Safeguard tool to block? 

Also, once you've saved the changes, are you turning your router off & on before browsing to the blocked site? 

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

I tried 

https://duckduckgo.com/

and 

www.duckduckgo.com

 

Also restarted the hub.

 

 

Any other suggestions?

 

thank you

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Re: Safeguard - blocking a site

Thanks for getting back to me @Nottodaythanks

Are you using one of our routers or a third party router? If ours, which one is it? 

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