MVPS HOSTS file August-24-2013

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  1. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [August-24-2013]
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    Download: hosts.zip (135 kb)
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/archive/2013/08/24/1839764.aspx

    How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm

    HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm

    Note: the "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ...
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt (552 kb)

    Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updated
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/updates.htm
     
  2. donaddams

    donaddams Registered Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    You're welcome - enjoy the benefits of the file.

     
  4. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity Registered Member

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    Not too keen on the don't merge with other HOSTS files feature.

    I can open most of those links, but with http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm I just get a blank page with the lock icon showing. Should I suspect malware blocking me, or a defect of one of my security programs?
     
  5. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Merging with other Hosts files is discouraged, largely due to unknowns with other files such as parked entries that tend to slow the machine.
    The link: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm works fine from where I sit.
     
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