Block Distracting Websites with Cold Turkey

Whenever you are working on PC, everything else suddenly starts seeming a lot more interesting than the actual work. Facebook and numerous other   websites provide you with a constant source of distraction.

An app called Cold Turkey presents a solution for this problem. Cold Turkey is a free/open- source application for Windows computers that makes it easy to block your own access to certain websites with the ability to block the sites for intervals of 10 minutes to a week.

It comes automated to block popular, time-consuming sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Ebay, games, and others at the check of a box. You can also make a custom list of other sites to block. The application cannot be stopped from the system tray or task manager, practically disabling you from wasting your time.

How to Uninstall Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey is difficult to remove. The application run as service. You cannot remove Cold Turkey from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.You also cannot change the .ini file in Cold Turkey folder, Cold Turkey will be broken

Safe Mode is the only way to uninstall/remove Cold Turkey. Reboot the computer and wait until Windows loading screen show up, hit F8. Pick Safe Mode on the screen menu. Windows will ask you to login. Use your administrator login. Go to All Program menu. Click Uninstall Cold Turkey. It will uninstall/remove Cold Turkey.

Reboot your computer and wait for Windows back to normal mode. Open Windows Explore and go to the following folder:
WINDOWS/system32/drivers/etc/
Right-click the hosts file, open Properties. Uncheck the Read Only box and click OK. Open the hosts file with notepad. Remove all lines starting from #### ColdTurkey Entries ####. Save the hosts file.

Free Tools to scan Malware in your website

  • Google Safe Browsing. It is a handy tool, which allows you to test a website which you think may not be genuine or distributing malware. Type the following in your browser address bar : http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=
  • Sucuri Free Malware and Virus Scanner. The most popular and up-to-date tool to scan Malware and Virus on your site.
  • AVG Scan Web PagesThe AVG Scan Web Pages lets you check the safety of individual web pages
  • Norton Safe Web This is similar to AVG Scan Web Pages.It lets you check web pages

Refresh Local Computer DNS Cache

We should update DNS records after we had registered a domain name and did setup web hosting for that domain.
DNS is heavily cached and changes could take up to 24 hours to take effect. It is recommended you wait this long after the initial set-up before troubleshooting any errors. DNS changes could take up to 24 hours to take effect. It is recommended you wait this long after the initial set-up before troubleshooting any errors

Refresh Local Computer DNS Cache is a step to troubleshoot DNS setup

1. In OS X Leopard, open Terminal application from the Utilities folder in the Applications folder and type in “dscacheutil -flushcache” (without quotes) and hit enter.

2. On Windows, go to Start > Run > type “cmd” (without quotes) and hit enter; Then type in “ipconfig /flushdns” (without quotes) and hit enter.