MVPS HOSTS file

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    The MVPS HOSTS file has not been updated since 15 Dec 2020
    See:
    https://mvpshostsnews.blogspot.com/
    https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/mvps-hosts-file-update-15-dec-2020.435198/

    I suppose all users know the severe health problems Mike is suffering from.
    If you don't know, then look at:
    https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    I'm now going to quote from there (and that is a quote from months ago):
    @Corrine is trying to get in contact with Mike (winhelp2002).

    From all of us to Mike: most heartfelt best wishes !!!

    (and if all users could donate a little bit ...)
     
  2. Corrine

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    Email sent to Mike ~24 hours ago. No response received as of now. Sincerely hoping for the best.
     
  3. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Whoa Corrine where have you been?

    Hope all is well with Mike.
     
  4. Corrine

    Corrine Spyware Fighter

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    I've been here, just silently.
     
  5. FanJ

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    Thank you Corrine!
     
  6. ky331

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    MVPS HOSTS File Updated March-06-2021
     
  7. FanJ

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    Thank you @ky331 !

    I'm going to post it in the Update Alerts forum here.

    PS: I don't see it yet mentioned at Mike's blogspot but that is not so important.
    https://mvpshostsnews.blogspot.com/

    Wishing Mike all the very best!
     
  8. imdb

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    that's great news. thanks.
     
  9. Buddel

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    I didn't even know that MVPS HOSTS File still exists. I thought it was abandoned long ago. Good to know it's still updated.
     
  10. FanJ

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    @ky331 -- Many thanks! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
    It had not been updated for quite a while due to the illness of its developer. However, I continued using it during all that time. On those rare occasions when an advertisement or *whatever nasty* reared its ugly head, I simply copied the nasty's url & added it to my HOSTS file, using HostsMan app.

    ==>I am delighted no end to see & install the update. I fervently hope the update signifies that Mike is moving at flank speed along the road back to good health.
     
  12. Mr.X

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    I guess enabling MVPS HOSTS in uBo there's no need to edit hosts file in Windows, right?
     
  13. Brummelchen

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    windows hosts file is a generic protection for any kind of software and browsers. i wont disable it.
     
  14. Mr.X

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    No I did not pretend to disable it I was just asking something different but your answer helped me to realize (I already knew but my brain working slowly lately lol) hosts file covers the whole system.
     
  15. cyberlost24

    cyberlost24 Registered Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has heard or knows how Mike is doingo_O....Been quite a while since his baby MVPS Hosts file has been updated....
    Hoping that he is okay!!
     
  16. FanJ

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    Hi,
    I too hope that Mike is OK!! We all know that he has health issues. A few weeks ago @Corrine told me again that he isn't in the best of health.
    We all are wishing him all the very best!!!
    (and we can support him, see the MVPS Hosts file site https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm )
     
  17. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    @FanJ -- Thanks for the Donate link. I just did it.

    Note to all: FanJ's link takes you to a big PayPal Donate button. That PayPal button doesn't do anything except move you down the page to a much smaller Donate button. That small button does the job. Click it and be happy that you did! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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