HOSTS file?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by 10390bc, Mar 13, 2004.

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  1. 10390bc

    10390bc Registered Member

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    Can anyone explain what a HOSTS file is to this newbie? Does it block ads, webbugs, cookies, and hijacks? Is there a downloadable program, for Hosts file, that will do it automatically? Thanks.
     
  2. meneer

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    More than we can explain here, as well as a handy toolkit, can be found on this site
     
  3. 10390bc

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    Thanks Meneer, I'll check it out :)
     
  4. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    I've got a page on host file that might be helpful
    http://pages.infinit.net/carbo1/hostfile.html
     
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    Don't feel lonely about not knowing much about a HOSTS file. I just recently started picking up some information on what it is and how to use it. Don't know that I'd rely on it to do all things that you want. I would use a combination of tools to achieve your goal. NOTE: You will find that you can create your own HOSTS file or use HOSTS files that have been created by others. As in most software.....there comes a point when these need to be updated. You'll pick this up at the site links given.
     
  6. 10390bc

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    Thankyou Gentlemen. Very useful info./links. Now the only problem, i can't give out cookies. :D
     
  7. meneer

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    Pity... I a few short ;) But here's one for you :p
     
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    Cookies taste good, and are good for you too. :D
     
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