MVPS HOSTS file last updated 4 months ago

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    The MVPS HOSTS file was last updated 4 months ago, on 1 Oct 2018.
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
    https://mvpshostsnews.blogspot.com/

    I know that updates were not very frequently, sometimes after 3 months. But it's now 4 months and I'm getting a bit worried.
    Does anyone know more?
    In the past I would have asked Randy (siljaline) but I can't nomore; Randy passed away two years ago (you are missed old friend!).

    So, does anyone here know what's happening?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Corrine

    Corrine Spyware Fighter

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    Hi, Jan.

    I am beyond worried about Mike. I too would have asked Randy and had the very same thoughts you did. :(

    I had contacted Mike in July last year when there were inquiries about MVPS HOSTS File not being updated since April. He promptly responded that he had been in the hospital.

    After realizing that there had been another lapse without updates, I sent him another email but did not receive a response. I then inquired in two private MVP venues in an attempt to locate someone who knows Mike personally and has contact information. That resulted in two other email addresses but, sadly, no response from Mike. A search of legacy.com was suggested, which I did, checking each entry for Michael Burgess that didn't have a state listed but there weren't any from New Jersey (which I had gotten from his Hosts News blogger profile.
     
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  3. FanJ

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    Hi Corrine,

    Thank you for your post and for all you did to try to get more info!

    Oh dear, I'm too very worried about Mike.
    Sending lots of mojo's and good thoughts to you, Mike.
     
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    i am using a mix of his and hphosts file, thats why i dont miss changes. in ublock there are additional lists used. ~ Off Topic Remarks Removed ~
     
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  5. mood

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    FYI: The MVPS hosts file has been updated today.
     
  6. FanJ

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    May I ask what users see for the dates of the files after having downloaded and unpacked hosts.zip
    I'm talking about these files:

    HOSTS
    License.txt
    mvps.bat
    PrivacyPolicy.txt
    readme.txt

    Thanks.
     
  7. stapp

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    HOSTS.. 8th Feb 2019
    License txt..18th Sept 2015
    mvps.bat...2nd May 2011
    PrivacyPolicy.txt...3rd Jan 2013
    readme.txt...18th Sept 2015
     
  8. FanJ

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    Thank you stapp !!

    There are reasons why I asked. It looks to me some strange things are happening, but it could be me or my computer .... I don't know at the moment. Am I now wrong?

    The previous update from 1 Oct 2018 gave me:
    HOSTS - 01 Oct 2018
    License.txt - 18 Sept 2015
    mvps.bat - 2 May 2011
    PrivacyPolicy.txt - 3 Jan 2013
    readme.txt - 18 Sept 2015

    The one I downloaded (in my Dutch time zone) on time 2:27 gave me:
    HOSTS - 8 Feb 2019
    License.txt - 15 Oct 2018
    mvps.bat - 15 Oct 2018
    PrivacyPolicy.txt - 15 Oct 2018
    readme.txt - 15 Oct 2018

    The one I downloaded less than two hours ago gave me:
    HOSTS - 8 Feb 2019
    License.txt - 18 Sept 2015
    mvps.bat - 2 May 2011
    PrivacyPolicy.txt - 3 Jan 2013
    readme.txt - 18 Sept 2015

    Strange ... Is it me? ... I don't know ...
     
  9. ViVek

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    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
     
  10. FanJ

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    Thank you ViVek.

    I'm sending all my very best and heartfelt best wishes to Mike.

    Maybe the users of his hosts file would indeed consider a donation; certainly in those circumstances!

    PS: I'll let that dates "issue" go; it's not important.
     
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