Orkut is a great site to hang out with friends or find new friends on the internet. It is very popular in India and many other countries of the world. However, some people might want to block orkut in their PC. This may be due to many reasons and I’m not discussing it. Whatever the reason may be, if you want to block orkut, you can follow the following steps:

Blocking orkut using hosts file:

  1. Open the file “c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts” in notepad or go to Start>Run and type “c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts”, choose open with notepad in the option that comes up. Now, the contents of the file will be displayed and it will be something like this:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 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:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost

  2. Now, add these lines at the bottom

    127.0.0.1 orkut.com
    127.0.0.1 www.orkut.com
    127.0.0.1 orkut.co.in
    127.0.0.1 www.orkut.co.in

  3. Save the file and exit the notepad. Now turn restart your system and orkut will be blocked.

Software/Patch for blocking orkut

Here, I’ve made a small batch program for blocking orkut. Its a small program and you can easily use this program for blocking orkut. THIS FILE IS NOT A VIRUS THOUGH THE SIZE IS VERY SMALL and you can check it by scanning with any antivirus. What you need to do is download the file here and unzip it. Then you open the Orkut_blocker.bat file and it will ask you to choose whether to block or unblock orkut. What this file does is the same as I’ve written in the steps above but here you have little to do or know. So, its a lot easier to use and you can use this very effectively as it quickly changes the necessary settings.
Download Orkut Blocker