hosts file!

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by sam42, Jul 1, 2005.

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  1. sam42

    sam42 Guest

    hi,

    I recently been recommended to visit this web-site:

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

    They have a host file that can block or stop you accessing various sites that install spyware or hijack your browser setting - my question is, is this a legit site with a trust worthy install> any replys are great!

    Thanx
     
  2. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi sam42,

    yes, that is the Official website of the MVPS Hosts file ;)

    You can use the "HOSTS File Manager" that use the MVPS Hosts file and have some nice features...

    Regards
     
  3. Sam42

    Sam42 Guest

    hey,

    V!

    Thanx for the quick reply.

    Just downloaded the host file manager(good stuff) i have one question does MVPS conflict with windows at all and can it be removed once it is in place? I know maybe a stupid one?

    thanx again,

    Great forum:)
     
  4. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Try to disable the DNS service to avoid any conflit.
    You can download the files that do this for at the MVPS Hosts file website ;)

    Yes, you can remove the file, but why to you want remove it?

    Tip:
    use this command line (see the path of your HOSTS File Manager) and put on your Scheduled Tasks of windows:
    "C:\Program Files\HOSTS File Manager\HostsManager.exe" /u
     
  5. sam42

    sam42 Guest

    V!,

    Whay do i need to disable the dns service?
     
  6. rdsu

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  7. sam42

    sam42 Guest

    Thanx! i give it a try.

    looks good and easy to use - cant go wrong it free:)
     
  8. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Hi Sam, you can also follow this link in order to set up a Hosts File.

    Cheers :D
     
  9. sam42

    sam42 Guest

    nice one! good thread and pics
     
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