Hosts manager & spywareblaster

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by ikearcher, May 2, 2008.

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  1. ikearcher

    ikearcher Registered Member

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    I've been using spywareblaster for some time & have recently been experimenting with Hostsman & related hosts lists.

    Am I needlessly duplicating protection or is hosts file management & spywareblaster each serving a separate purpose?

    Thanks

    ikearcher
     
  2. DougCuk

    DougCuk Registered Member

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    Spyware Blaster doesn't set any Hosts file entries - so the two are different types of protection. I use both - my Hosts list is provided by Spybot S&D - which seems to play well with Spyware Blaster.

    Note: Large Hosts files (4000+ entries) can cause slowdowns on XP during the DNS lookup phase - recommended fix is to disable the DNS Client Service - which despite its description is just a caching service and is not required. I have not tested this on Vista yet - anyone confirm?
     
  3. ikearcher

    ikearcher Registered Member

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    DougCuk, Thanks for the response


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