HostsMan beta 1

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rdsu, Aug 21, 2006.

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  1. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    HostsMan beta 1 -

    HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.

    - online update and auto-update of hosts file;
    - enable/disable usage of hosts file;
    - open Hosts file with one click;
    - merge two hosts files;
    - built-in hosts editor;
    - scan hosts for errors, duplicates and possible hijacks;
    - find how many host names;
    - easily install newly downloaded hosts file;
    - create encrypted backups of your hosts file;
    - resolve host names;
    - keep log of latest blocked sites;
    - exclusion list;
    - etc.

    New on this version:
    - added: Auto-Updates;
    - added: editable update list;
    - added: option to mark updates as not installed;
    - added: support for proxy basic authentication;
    - added: option to restore original Windows hosts file;
    - added: 'Additional Information' window;
    - added: IPv6 support (hosts file);
    - added: comment lines support;
    - added: fix hijack of hosts file ('databasepath' registry value);
    - added: support for regular expressions to the Exclusion List;
    - changed: 90% of the code rewritten;
    - changed: memory manager replaced;
    - changed: hosts lock removed;
    - changed: interface updated;
    - changed: exclusion list improved;
    - changed: editor improved (rewritten from scratch);
    - changed: 'Block Adverts' removed from update list;
    - changed: HostsServer replaces built-in HTTP Server;
    - fixed: some encrypted backups are not created correctly;
    - fixed: several bugs;
    - etc.

    Note: The next beta versions will be again only for Beta Testers.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2006
  2. A1SteakSauce

    A1SteakSauce Registered Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    your hyperlink is a little messed up... here is the fixed URL: HostsMan
  3. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    URL fixed.

    Thanks ;)
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    good to see continued development :thumb:

    too bad i no longer use hosts files :D :p
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    WOW. Alot of improvements for a freeware.
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