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Link: Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:01 pm
by daddy-o-p40
Hey everyone,

I have been using the methods talked about here to deal with parasites in Windows for several years now. By keeping the host file updated I don't have to install apps which slow down my system to deal with this parasites.

I use it in conjunction with hostman. It's a 3rd party freebie to keep the host file updated.

Thought I'd share this handy way to deal with this junk.

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:25 am
by WelchTC
I hadn't seen hostman. That is a nice tip for me. I've modified the hosts file from time to time to do as you have suggested.

Tom

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:21 pm
by carstenbn
Thanks for the link! That will be a nice addition. Wish they had a text version for the hosts.deny file, though, if only for better organization ;)