Help| Merging Hosts Files

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  1. TeflonShield

    TeflonShield Registered Member

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    hi

    i currently use Spybots hosts file

    i want to add Mvps hosts file & another 2 other hosts file lists

    to reinforce my security

    is that overkillo_O? riskyo_O inadvisableo_O?

    1.can it cause to slowdowno_O (not the dns client problem)

    2.how do i do merge the Hosts files do you know any program doing the jobo_O

    3.someone know how to avoid duplicate, maybe a program o_O
     
  2. funkydude

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    Search: HostsMan, it does the trick, and also removes all comments to speed things up.
     
  3. TeflonShield

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    does it manage all the hosts files source'so_O

    and what's these "comments" you talked about??
     
  4. Eice

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    It's actually pretty easy to weed out duplicate entries using a spreadsheet program like Excel (Microsoft Office) or Calc (OpenOffice). Plenty of how-tos to be found via googling.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "sources", but Hostsman is the way to go imho. It has an easy update function that auto-deletes any duplicate entries. While Eice is right that you can manually do it, it just is more hassle than you need to deal with. As far as comments, when you download a Host file and look at it in notepad, you'll often see * symbols and extra information about the entries off to the side. A program like Hostsman gets rid of those. It would really be worth your time to check it out.
     
  8. TeflonShield

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    thx dude i tried Hostsman its great, does everything i wanted and more

    are these comments bado_O or disrupt somthing

    does hosts man git rid of comments automatic ??



    actually i wonder how can i set Hostsman or any program that

    warn me when website has been blocked because of hosts file (sometimes legitimate site)

    there is software called hostserver or something attached
    to the hostsman sofware i think it does the job, does ito_O
     
  9. softtouch

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    There is also a hosts file editor in the software topics, which can merge hosts files, and remove double entries and the comments.
     
  10. TeflonShield

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    you mean HostsMano_O

    i already use it ( great program)

    i was looking 4 something warn me about blocked sites by Hosts file
     
  11. softtouch

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    No, I did not mean hostsman. Anyway, the program in the software board does not notify anything...
     
  12. dw426

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    Hi there, no, the comments aren't bad at all, they are basically descriptions of the blocked items and why they are blocked. They indeed are automatically removed by Hostsman. As far as notification of a website being blocked because of a Host file entry, what happens in my case is the website will just be a blank page instead of loading the site up. That's when I usually know the Host file was doing its work. I'm not sure of any way to have it or any other host file manager give a warning. Maybe someone else here does.
     
  13. progress

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    1) Does it work similar to SpywareBlaster?
    2) Which hosts file is better - SpywareBlaster or MVP?
    3) With a hosts file I can block many ads in Google Chrome - right?
     
  14. funkydude

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    Spywareblaster doesn't use a HOSTS file as far as I know, it just adds block lists directly to the browser.

    When I started using MVPS I ditched the SpywareBlaster & Spybot protection since it isn't browser biased, you should also see a very slight increase in browser speed.

    I recommend using HostsMan because it compacts the HOSTS file to a very minimal size.
     
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