[TUT] Blocking porn on all devices. Give your willpower an aid! Easy streaks

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by sinner76, Apr 7, 2020.

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  1. I never use any search engine other than google

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  2. I use search engines other than google

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  3. I'm okay with blocking images on reddit and twitter as it's safer

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  4. I want images on reddit and twitter even if their porn content is not blocked

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  1. sinner76

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    Moderators, please don't move this thread. It has been moved many times to wrong categories before being brought back here by the admins.
    Topics of this sub-forum include: Potential benefits, tips, advice, peer support, etc.
    So this is the right sub-forum.

    "NoFap is like trying to quit smoking but you always have a packet of cigarettes in your pocket."

    Some of us have risked breaking their streaks and even relapsed while testing the blockers. So if you know better ways to block porn, please, let us know.
    Why should you be using porn blockers?
    Because it’s really hard to quit porn when it’s just a click away.

    There will be times when willpower will fail you. Say for example, you were very tired or had poor sleep one day.

    What if you were having a bad day and you're thinking that watching porn might be a good idea?

    We know very little about willpower. But we now know that the prefrontal cortex of the brain is primarily responsible for willpower.

    So what damages your prefrontal cortex?

    1-Not getting enough sleep.
    2-Chronic stress
    3-Masturbating to porn.(Most importantly)

    That’s why when you relapse once, it becomes easier to relapse again and it becomes much harder to control yourself as you have temporarily damaged your prefrontal cortex. You have probably read this on YBOP, that masturbating to porn decreases the grey matter in your prefrontal cortex. Grey matter represents the cell bodies in the brain. So porn literally kills your prefrontal cortex where your willpower lives.

    What happens when your prefrontal cortex is fucked up? This gets us to an important function of the prefrontal cortex: Concentration, that's why you get the worst brain fog ever when you relapse.

    (Other diseases of the prefrontal cortex: Attention deficiency (ADHD) & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD). )

    When you start watching porn notice how your heart rate goes crazy. It will remain high for a few minutes but will eventually fall back to normal. I’m one of the people who believe that the heart is the center of emotion and not the brain. Maybe the brain is involved but the heart is the master of your emotions.

    What does that have to do with anything?

    That rush your heart gets when you watch porn, numbs your heart, it makes it insensitive to other emotions.

    A family member may die, and you won’t feel shit, you will try as hard as you can to cry, but you just can’t feel anymore, your heart is dead.

    Things that used to get you excited in the past, like hanging out with friends can’t get you excited now. At this point, only porn can.

    But not even “average porn” can get you excited now, the old porn doesn’t make your heart go as crazy as before, you have to watch novel and weird porn to get the same effect.

    We need to stay away from this drug as much as we can. If all what a porn blocker can do is to increase the number of clicks between you and watching porn, so why not give it a try? Why not give your willpower an aid?

    Porn filters are there to stop you when you are thinking you can’t take it anymore, it can stop you when you’re about to do something you’ll regret.

    DO NOT use porn filters as a crutch, they are just there to help you when you’re weak.

    If you depend on them too much, you will always end up finding a way around and watching porn.

    Porn blockers should buy you time, allow you to use your will power in achieving more important goals and provide accountability(if possible).


    Saving your passwords
    The best method is the last.

    1-You could let a friend or a family member to directly enter the passwords and it's very important to tell them to save it somewhere, for example, using the "Note" app on their phone.

    2-Another option is to type a random password in notepad e.g. lsfdjaljfalsjfaljf8y7ysfy7

    then copy that password and paste it in the application you want to lock like forticlient for example, then paste it again in a message to your friend, then finally delete that message on your end so only your friend could see it.

    3-Use lockbox.pluckeye.net
    Enter a random password in notepad: jasfjdhashf87ahfa8f78a7fhas

    Then copy this shit and paste it in the application you want to lock e.g. Forticlient.

    Paste the password again in lockbox.pluckeye.net

    Screnshot:https://ibb.co/X3TBCtv

    An alternative to pluckeye's lockbox is ptimelock (from @IR254 ):
    https://ptimelock.com/
    It's exactly the same as lockbox. You could use it instead of lockbox or together with lockbox, if you think you need to.

    Why I think this is the best way?

    because people, I mean kids, could trick their friends and tell them that they need the password urgently while they only want to watch porn. But here, you will have no choice but to wait.


    Tips from pros
    1-Telegram:

    A) Telegram contains some NSFW content. If you want to filter those and have a whatsapp-like experience on Telegram use Cloudveil messenger:

    https://www.cloudveil.org/cloudveil-messenger/

    Thanks @skaterdrew for sharing this!

    B) Teleteens: (Android and iOS)
    It lets you allow your safe groups and channels and block the rest. You could lock its settings using self-lock or by adding a parent (supervisor).
    https://teleteens.co/

    C)TelOchat: Another safe telegram client with all bad channels and groups blocked automatically. If you want to allow a group or a channel, you could request it.
    Only Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telochat

    D)If Cloudveil desktop version is still allowing bad content, you could remove it and use Telegram Web version (https://web.telegram.org/) and filter it using pluckeye or cold turkey:

    USING COLD TURKEY:

    You will notice in Telegram web that each chat has its own unique URL, so you could just allow images and videos on safe chats that you want:
    Say for example that the following URL is for a safe chat:
    https://web.telegram.org/#/im?p=g488858590

    so you add to Cold Turkey exceptions:
    web.telegram.org*g488858590*

    Repeat this with chats that you need

    Now, you need to add any of the safe chats that you have allowed to your bookmarks (ctrl+d), use this bookmark to access telegram as the next rule will block access to telegram web home page. You don't need to bookmark all safe chats, only one is needed.

    Now add the following to your blocked sites:
    web.telegram.org/


    2-Activtrak:
    https://activtrak.com/
    This one is an accountability software that allows adding up to 3 devices for free. If you visit bad sites, it will send notifications to your friend/wife phone showing them what you have visited. It will make you think twice before trying to open porn.

    This one is different because most accountability softwares are not free.

    credits: @Mostly harmless for researching and sharing it.

    3-Media domains of famous sites:
    If you want to block images and videos on reddit, then block those:
    a.thumbs.redditmedia.com
    b.thumbs.redditmedia.com
    external-preview.redd.it
    i.redd.it
    preview.redd.it
    styles.redditmedia.com
    www.redditmedia.com
    v.redd.it
    redgifs.com

    If you want to block images & videos on twitter block those:
    pbs.twimg.com
    video.twimg.com

    If you want to block images and videos on discord, then block those:

    images-ext-1.discordapp.net
    images-ext-2.discordapp.net
    media.discordapp.net

    if you want even stricter filtering, also block this one as it will block profile pictures:
    cdn.discordapp.com

    Windows
    https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/windows-blockers.327167/

    Android (Still updating)
    https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/android-blockers.321348/

    iOS
    https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/ios-blockers.331397/
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2022
  2. sinner76

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    Router
    1- Call your ISP and ask them to filter your home internet from porn sites. You could do the same for your mobile data ISP.

    2- Enforce a safe DNS on your router

    I am going to use Cleanbrowsing family DNS in this guide (185.228.168.169). It is the most strict DNS and is suitable for people who are willing to make sacrifices to stay away from P. Cleanbrowsing family also enforces youtube "restrict moderate" mode that is not preferred by many people. It also blocks reddit completely. If you need less strict but good DNS servers, you could try:
    -Cisco OpenDNS family shield:
    208.67.222.123
    208.67.220.123
    -Cloudflare Family:
    1.1.1.3
    1.0.0.3
    -Cleanbrowsing adult DNS:
    185.228.168.10
    185.228.169.11

    (If you want to use Cleanbrowsing Family while allowing reddit and unrestricting youtube, you could:
    A)Edit the hosts file on your PC/Mac and redirect the domains for reddit and youtube to the unrestricted domains. (discussed under the Windows and the MacOS sections). For iOS, you could add an encrypted DNS payload of an unfiltered DNS server and add domains for reddit and youtube under SupplementalMatchDomains key.
    B)Install DNSCrypt on a Raspberry Pi. I'll try to make a tutorial for that in the future.)


    Step by step screenshot tutorial for Cleanbrowsing Family:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157710640348857/with/48655167306/

    (You'll have to make changes to the blocked IP ranges if you want to use a DNS other than Cleanbrowsing Family DNS)

    Stage One:
    Login to your router by visiting 192.168.1.1 in your web browser.


    Username: admin
    Password: admin

    If incorrect look at the back of your router or google your router’s model.

    In the router’s page, look for:
    Primary DNS server
    Secondary DNS server


    (Routers are different, so DNS options could be anywhere, keep looking)

    Change the primary DNS server to 185.228.168.168
    and change the secondary to 185.228.169.168


    Then save.

    (PS You could use whatever DNS you like. The DNS above is Cleanbrowsing family DNS. I prefer it because it forces safe search on Google and other search engines, (also youtube). You can report sites that should be blocked to this email: [email protected] , and they will be blocked within 24 hours.)

    Stage two:

    Now all devices connected to your router will have filtered internet. But anyone could bypass the filter by changing the DNS on their device. To solve this problem we will create some simple rules on our router to block other DNS servers.

    Go to IP filter and add those rules: (you can modify them according to your preferred DNS server)

    Rule1:https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48654810538/in/album-72157710640348857/

    Rule2:https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48655167306/in/album-72157710640348857/

    (update for rule two: I was able to block up to 223.255.255.254)
    N.B If your router doesn’t support blocking IP ranges, It won’t work.

    Stage three: (optional and not recommended in most cases)
    Put a few drops of Superglue on the router’s RESET button while it’s still on. (to avoid gluing the fan!)

    macOS

    Linux
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2022
  3. Spiderwaffle

    Spiderwaffle Fapstronaut

    I have tried blocking porn very much but it never helped - when I made the dumb decision to relapse, no blocker, addon or password could stop me. But it's a good way to have a psychological barrier, like, while dealing with undergoing it it can remind you of why you are doing that so it may help many people, thanks for sharing these!

    Sorry, I don't know the names anymore but they were porn blocker addons for google chrome. I tried two different versions, one was bypassed by just uninstalling it and the other one was asking for a password even when uninstalling but 2 minutes of google and I was able to uninstall them too. I'm not even tech savvy, I just don't think you can build a porn blocker so strong it can't be bypassed with a bit of google skills ...
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  4. sinner76

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    This is important of course! But it becomes very hard to think about the consequences of your actions when porn is only a few clicks away. I believe if we use all the tools we have whether they are porn blocker or psychological barriers as you said, we could save our selves from many pathetic relapses.
    Same, many filters have failed me. But I've found out that I have been using the wrong ones. I have posted only filters that can't be bypassed or uninstalled by the tech savvy porn addict. I would appreciate it if you could tell me the filters that didn't work for you.

    Addons are always easy to remove. That's why I haven't included any!
    I have some programming skills and I have created 2 programs for windows. The first is forceDNS, it changes your DNS to cleanbrwosing DNS and prevents you from changing it. The second is fapsecure, it forces safe search on google and many other search engines and blocks thousands of porn & proxy sites and it can't be uninstalled or terminated (set it and forget it). Trust me, those programs are different.

    Have you tried any programs other than those addons?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2020
  5. bigboibez

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    I think the porn blocker is great when you don't go looking because it feels like you're safe.

    However, as spiderwaffle eluded to, every time I've wanted to watch it I've gone and done it by finding a way around it, whether that be restarting the phone, closing the app specifically so the right one overlays so I can turn them off one by one. I've had passwords on them, app locker everything but if you're smart enough you'll find a way around them.
     
  6. sinner76

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    Same here, I feel very safe when my blockers are on
    I know that apps can't beat humans, you can always outsmart a stupid program. But it gives you time to think, maybe you'd change your mind. It's much better than just starting incognito mode and opening your favorite pornstar page in under 5 seconds. Some people think it's a damn challenge and enjoy getting around blockers. Don't do that cuz blockers are here to help and save you from a relapse. That's why I have put blockers that can't be removed by most people.
    Have you tried Domobile Applock's advanced protection??? because it even works in safe mode. It's never easy to bypass.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2022
  7. bigboibez

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    For me it's a challenge and it adds to the rush. Blockers don't work for me at all.
     
  8. Gorgewalker

    Gorgewalker Fapstronaut

    Only blocker I can confirm works on Linux if anyone was wondering is Pluckeye, however it also seems to block most functions of my package manager so it's not suitable for long-term use. If anyone has alternative system-wide porn blockers to pluckeye that work on Linux I would be grateful.
     
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  9. sinner76

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    Sorry to hear that. I just hope someone find those programs useful.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2022
  10. sinner76

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    I have done some research and check those out:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/dansguardian/files/ It hasn't been updated since 2012, but who knows, it may be useful.
    https://github.com/e2guardian/e2guardian A fork of Dansguardian and it had an update 2 months ago.
    https://nxfilter.org/p3/download/ It supports linux, but I don't know if it's useful when you're trying to lock yourself from porn.
    There is another one, but their site is down at the moment. I will check it out once they bring it back online.

    I was curious, why do you use linux. You know most people use windows nowadays.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2020
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  11. Gorgewalker

    Gorgewalker Fapstronaut

    Thank you! I'll give them a look.


    Customisability, privacy, runs way faster whilst looking nicer, and not to accuse you of ignorance but we aren't living in 2005 anymore ;) and almost all windows software (including games) can be run on linux using wine/proton or failing that virtualisation software. The only hurdle is stuff that literally affects things at a system level; like systemwide porn blockers.
     
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  12. bigboibez

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    Most of the time my willpower works fine, I've managed to cut down on pmo a lot recently.

    But I've realised that PMO is probably a symptom rather than a cause. I'm sure I don't get enough social contact and that's what's causing me to need pmo. Although the rest of my life is good, it's one area that I am definitely lacking. Once I move out I'll have a lot more opportunity to socialise. I also think talking to more girls and just going for it with them, rather than being worried about rejection/embarrassment will help. I'm sure once I'm having regular sex the desire for porn will completely go away. I have opportunities, just need to take them rather than shy away
     
  13. sinner76

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    Please, tell me if anything works.

    Hey Gorge, I wanted to ask a question. I have bought a lenovo laptop that comes without windows. I checked their website and the uploaded only drivers for windows 10. After I installed windows 10, I found out that the device is extremely slow, completely useless.
    Could I try linux? If yes, then which version?
    But I'm afraid that linux won't recognize most of the hardware.
     
  14. sinner76

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    Interesting. Thanks for the reply!
     
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    Do you use applock?
     
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    Thanks for this. But you didn't mention that you could also ask your ISP to block porn for you.
     
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  17. sinner76

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    I'll add it.
    Does your ISP filter most sites? because for example ISPs in india block only about 300 porn sites. lol
     
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    I haven't called them,..., yet.

    As you said it differs depending on your ISP.
     
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  19. mastabande

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    Thanks xXsinnerXx for this great job, it's the first time I've seen a method that seems to work with PluckEye. But I get this error message in the terminal when I embed your code:
    Failed to parse 'clear'.
    03b4:165: ca151e1e WARNING 0x303b40d0
    0411:20: ca151e1e WARNING 0x303b40d0
    Is this a problem related to the operating system (Catalina)? Sorry to ask computer questions on this forum, but I really believe in the deterrent power of this kind of software ...
    Thanks (I'm totally new year, btw)
     
  20. sinner76

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    It's okay, that's why I included "pluck clear" before you import the code, because "clear" may not work when imported on new pluckeye versions. You get an error for importing clear, but everything should work fine.
    Glad you like it!
     
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