How do I block websites on my computer?

I have a dell dimension 2400 with windows XP, and I'm trying to find out how to block websites. I have AT&T uverse residential gateway for the Internet.
How can I block websites on the gateway to make sure no one can access those websites???
Please Help Me..
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  1. Blocking websites in Windows is a fairly straightforward task.
    What you need to do is navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ and edit your hosts file.
    Before you start, make sure to backup the original file!

    You can locate a quick guide Here on editing the Hosts file.
    The first part of the guide is written for Windows 7, but the process is the same for Xp.

    Best luck!
  2. hi,
    in windows xp u can type in run "drivers" and than go in "etc" and than edit host file,
    in the end write the following coading foor exp. i am writing for facebook
    127.0.0.1 http://www.facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 http://facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
    after this log of your computer once and than try , u will not be aable to open facebook in any browser in your operating......

    like if got...
  3. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    And open Hosts file with notepad
    scroll down and add website you want to block in this way:
    127.0.0.1 http://facebook.com

    Replace facebook with other website and save hosts file. You are done. Now try to open that website it wont open now.
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