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How do I block websites on my computer?

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March 13, 2012 7:13:28 AM

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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March 13, 2012 7:50:56 AM

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!
December 13, 2012 4:59:48 AM

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
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...
March 13, 2013 11:34:39 AM

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:

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