[How-To] Block Malicious Websites or Ads with Comodo v7 & v8 Web Filter

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  1. Umbra

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    #1 Umbra, Mar 7, 2014
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    hi guys,

    with the freshly release of Comodo FW/IS, we got new interesting features like the webfilter:

    today i will show you how to add websites or list of websites:

    i will use MVPS Hosts list as example (you can use other ads/malware lists instead)

    1- go to MVPS , open this page to view the Hosts List in plain text , copy ALL the page into a text file, then save it as .txt file.

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    2- go to CIS > Advanced settings > Security Settings > Firewall > Website Filtering > Categories

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    3- Now we will create a new category called "MVPS Hosts List" (or whatever name you like) as follow:

    - Right click on the blank space > select "Add" > "Add Category" then input a name on the newly opened box

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    - now we will import the websites list from the previously saved text file:

    Right click on the newly created list > Select "add" > select "Import Websites" > browse to the file text and select it. Import it as a Host format txt. Click "ok" every time.

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    for fun, we will add a popular website to it , Youtube for example

    - right click on "MVPS Hosts List" > "add" > "Add Website" > input the link > click "ok"

    now youtube is part of the blocked list


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    Now we go in the rules section to validate the category we just created.

    - Go to CIS > "Advanced settings" > "Security Settings" > "Firewall" > "Website Filtering" > "Rules" > "Blocked Sites" > right click on it > "edit" > under "Category" right click on blank area > add > select the category created earlier (MVPS) > click "ok"

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    We are done !

    now you can try to go to some of the blocked websites , youtube for example , then you will see this :

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    you can do others rules using advanced options , not very difficult now since you grasped the procedure


    Thanks
     
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  2. Petrovic

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    Thanks Umbra.
    Very helpful information
     
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    edited the OP , some small precisions
     
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    Thank you for the "tutorial";)
     
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    #5 venustus, Mar 7, 2014
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    Problem with the latest MVP hosts file is that it blocks Malwaretips.com:p

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    Naaaaaa ! You are victime of Comodo anti-addict filter :p
     
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    Sites are blocked only if you remove 0.0.0.0

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    It is due to fact that the MVPS page must be totally copied and imported as Hosts format , i didnt updated the pictures yet, i found the cause after the screens shots
     
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    All i did was added the MVP hosts file to Comodo as instructed by Umbra, and it blocked MT and many other legitimate sites!
    I never removed 0.0.0.0

    Thanks!
     
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    Ok thanks for the update!:)
     
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    Weird i got no issues with it? Do you use a proxy?

    What if you remove this line from the created hosts text file

    127.0.0.0

    Let me know if your issue is fixed
     
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    No proxy!
    Problem still exists,unfortunately:(
     
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    Ok let me do some tests
     
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    Thank you!!:)
     
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    yes and imported as Hosts Format

    retry the whole procedure by deleting first the category you created earlier
     
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    O
    I did this Petrovic ,but still get a block on this site :confused:
     
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    it is necessary to correct a screenshot - it misleads

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    The lines "malwaretips" aren't present in this hosts
     
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    I will try and report back!:)
     
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