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Your Host-File Can be your Best Friend if in Use!!!

Many tools can be used to update your host-file such as “Spybot Search & Destroy” with its “Immunize” feature. This tool in “Spybot Search & Destroy” will add rouge sites any will put them in your host file so you will not be able to go to them. Many tools try to keep them up-to-date but spybot is not a filter system but it helps. I made a list of some tools to update your Host-file and where to get them.

Most links came from the link below!!!

Host-File

http://www.hosts-file.net/

The HOSTS File installer for Windows

Primary

http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/hostsfile/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://hosts-file.malwareteks.com/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://temerc.com/hphosts/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/dl/Tools/hpHosts/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://downloads.securitycadets.com/hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe

or

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=idx&cmd=viewdetail&f_id=24

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux.

Primary

http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/hphosts.zip

or

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/hostsfile/hosts.zip

or

http://hosts-file.malwareteks.com/hosts.zip

or

http://temerc.com/hphosts/hosts.zip

or

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/dl/Tools/hpHosts/hosts.zip

or

http://downloads.securitycadets.com/hpHosts.zip

or

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=idx&cmd=viewdetail&f_id=20

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux (please only use this if you experience problems with the above 2 packages).

Primary

http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/hosts.txt

or

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/hostsfile/hosts.txt

or

http://hosts-file.malwareteks.com/hosts.txt

or

http://temerc.com/hphosts/hosts.txt

or

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/dl/Tools/hpHosts/hosts.txt

or

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=idx&cmd=viewdetail&f_id=22

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux, optimized by HostsMan 4 for those that need or want, to keep the DNS Client enabled and running.

Primary

http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/hosts-optimized.zip

or

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/hostsfile/hosts-optimized.zip

or

http://hosts-file.malwareteks.com/hosts-optimized.zip

or

http://temerc.com/hphosts/hosts-optimized.zip

or

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/dl/Tools/hpHosts/hosts-optimized.zip

or

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=idx&cmd=viewdetail&f_id=23

The HOSTS File for the MAC OS

Primary

http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/mac_hosts.zip

or

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/hostsfile/mac_hosts.zip

or

http://hosts-file.malwareteks.com/mac_hosts.zip

or

http://temerc.com/hphosts/mac_hosts.zip

or

http://avant.it-mate.co.uk/dl/Tools/hpHosts/mac_hosts.zip

or

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=idx&cmd=viewdetail&f_id=26

ad_servers

This file contains ad/tracking servers in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block ad/tracking servers and nothing else, and requires manual merging.

http://www.hosts-file.net/ad_servers.asp

hphosts-partial

This file contains a list of site’s that have been added AFTER the last full release of hpHosts. This should ONLY be downloaded by those currently using hpHosts, and requires manual merging.

http://www.hosts-file.net/hphosts-partial.asp

Removed

This file contains a list of hostnames removed from hpHosts since 04/02/2009 for whatever reason (usually because they failed the resolution process).

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/removed.txt

Yahoo_Servers

Optional addition containing the Yahoo servers for those that wish to block them.

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/yahoo_servers.zip

Tools

WinDef_Hosts

Restore Windows default HOSTS file

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/WinDef_Hosts.zip

EnDisDNS

Batch files to enable/disable Windows DNS Client

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/EnDisDNS.zip

appendhosts

Append to Hosts VBS Script v1.7 for appending your entries to the HOSTS File.

This script is UNSUPPORTED.

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/appendhosts.zip

hostsdiag

hpGuru’s HOSTS Diagnostic Utility.
http://www.hosts-file.net/download/hostsdiag.zip

hbypass

Hosts Bypass is a Proxomitron filter which allows users to visit sites blocked by their hosts file without the need to remove them after each and every hosts update.

http://www.hosts-file.net/download/hbypass.zip

HostsMan

A small and useful utility for managing the HOSTS file, with automatic updates and a built in server to enhance HOSTS file usage.

HostsMan support forums can be found here

http://forum.abelhadigital.com/index.php?showforum=2

Download via website

http://www.abelhadigital.com/

HostXpert

A small and useful utility for managing the HOSTS file, with automatic updates.

Funkytoad also provide a server (crippled or paid versions) to be used in conjunction with HostsXpert, called Homer.

Download via website

http://www.funkytoad.com/

SecureMecca

These are small tweaks for Homer, by securemecca.com, that improve the usage and experience of Homer.

Download via website (phttpd)

http://www.securemecca.com/phttpd.html