• Fewer distractions, more free time.

    Join the 240,000+ people that block online distractions to be more productive.


Better grades.

Use Cold Turkey to block Facebook, Twitter and Netflix so that you can concentrate on homework and studying.

Improved focus.

Cold Turkey helps you focus your energy on the things you love. You can use Frozen Turkey to get offline too!

Boost productivity.

Easily get in the zone with Cold Turkey by completely removing tempting distractions before they happen.


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Block Websites and Applications

Add an unlimited number of websites you'd like blocked. In the pro version, you can even block applications and computer games!


Cold Turkey doesn't let you fall short on your goals. Once a timer is started, it's very difficult to stop, trick, or uninstall Cold Turkey before your block is over.

Frozen Turkey

This feature is available in the pro version and let's you lock yourself out of your computer for periods during the day. Perfect for making yourself go to bed on time!

Scheduled Blocks

In the pro version, you can schedule to block certain groups at certain times. The schedule can be locked and will repeat weekly.

Work/Break Timer

The pro version will allow you to alternate between work and break periods. Allowing short breaks during a block period may help some people focus.

Wildcards and Exceptions

In the pro version, you can use wildcards by using an asterisk in a domain. To block the entire Internet except a few sites, simply block *.* and then add exceptions to those few sites.

Works on All Browsers

This isn't some lame browser extension...

A browser extension is easy to uninstall and only works with one browser. Cold Turkey will affect all users and browsers installed on your computer.







Custom Groups

Up to six block lists for different occasions.

Websites, applications and exceptions can be grouped into lists so that you can easily select which group to block at certain times. To make your life easier, Cold Turkey comes with premade lists of popular domains to get you started:

Distracting Sites

Adult Sites

Proxy Sites



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    — Jason Arnopp (@JasonArnopp) 4 January, 2016



and enjoy more free time



  • Price: FREE (forever)
  • Extras: Email Support
  • Max Block Period: Unlimited
  • Multiple Groups: Yes
  • Block Websites: Yes
  • Timer: Yes
  • Scheduler: No
  • Block Applications: No
  • Wildcards/Exceptions: No
  • Work/Break Intervals: No
  • Frozen Turkey: No
  • Supported OS: Windows 7-10

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  • Price: $19 (one time)
  • Extras: Email support + free updates + multiple installs + 30 day guarantee
  • Max Block Period: Unlimited
  • Multiple Groups: Yes
  • Block Websites: Yes
  • Timer: Yes
  • Scheduler: Yes
  • Block Applications: Yes
  • Wildcards/Exceptions: Yes
  • Work/Break Intervals: Yes
  • Frozen Turkey: Yes
  • Supported OS: Windows 7-10

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I lost my activation code. How do I retrieve it again?

Please click here to request your code. Please use the email address used by your PayPal account or email provided with the purchase if paid using your credit card.

My block isn't working! Do you have any tips?

First, make sure to close and reopen your browser window. Second, check to see if there is an error log created in C:\Program Files (x86)\Cold Turkey\logs or C:\Program Files\Cold Turkey\logs.

If a log contains: Cannot open npf service on computer '.' Please install the latest version of WinPcap and reboot your computer to fix the issue.

If a log contains: Could not load file or assembly 'PcapDotNet.Core.dll' Please uninstall all other versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 (using the Control Panel) and then install this version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable.

If a log contains: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' Please try adding the following file exception to any security software you have installed:
Please follow the links for additional instructions for these antivirus products:
WebRoot (uncheck "Prevent any program from modifying the HOSTs file")

Help! Cold Turkey isn't unblocking me!

Please make sure you follow the exact same steps described in My block isn't working! Do you have any tips? If it's an emergency, or you have no error logs like described as above, you can use this removal tool to remove Cold Turkey 2.0 and 2.1.

I'm a Pro user. How do I upgrade without paying again?

To upgrade to Cold Turkey 2.1, simply download the basic version and use your activation code within the app to instantly upgrade it to Pro.

Cold Turkey is great and all, but what about my phone?

A free, simplified version of Cold Turkey can be found in the Google Play Store. I'm still developing the iOS version.

What does Cold Turkey need to run?

Cold Turkey requires Windows 7-10 and Internet Explorer 10 or newer to be installed. Cold Turkey also needs Microsoft .NET v4 (included), Microsoft Vistal C++ Redistributable 2010 (included) and WinPcap (included).

Why is this being flagged by my anti-virus?

This is most likely caused when Cold Turkey attempts to access the hosts file. This file is powerful in the wrong hands which is why it might be being blocked by security software. If you think there are conflicts with your antivirus, please add the following file as an exception: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.


I checked everything above, but still have a question...

   Hey Felix,

   Please select a version if requesting technical support.

If requesting technical support, please include any logs contained in C:\Program Files (x86)\Cold Turkey\logs.




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