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How to block unwanted websites?

To block unwanted websites is a pretty simple task. You can edit the Windows 'Hosts' file. The following are steps to take:

1. In Windows XP, the hosts file can be found at:


2. Once you have found the hosts file, right click it and select Properties. Uncheck the "Read-Only" attribute (if checked). Click OK.

3. Double click the 'Hosts' file and select "Notepad" from the list of programs to open it with.

4. Once you have the hosts file open in Notepad, you will see an entry such as: localhost

5. To block a certain web page from loading, add the following:

6. Your Hosts file will now look like this: localhost

7. Add as many web addresses as you like in the same way.

8. Once you are finished, go up to 'File' and click 'Save'.

The web pages listed in your 'Hosts' file should be blocked from access. Maybe you need to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.

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