How to fix Virgin media blocking imgur and other websites

VirginMedia block imgur and other popular websites.

A year to the day, Virgin media have blocked a lot of internet websites.
Users reported all over Twitter and Reddit that they cannot access the popular image sharing website imgur.

 

Virginmedia have acknowledged the issue but are yet to resolve it meaning potentially millions of users cannot access large chunks of the internet.
It turns out Virgin are unable to route to certain IP addresses on the internet. To resolve this, simply add some static entries into your “hosts” file.

Your hosts file can be located at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc or if you use Linux, it can be located at /etc/hosts

Simply edit the file and add the following to it.

185.31.17.193 imgur.com
185.31.17.193 i.imgur.com
185.31.17.193 s.imgur.com

 

Then save it.

This should mean you can access imgur again.

 

 

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