MVPS Hosts updates and discussion thread

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by siljaline, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. siljaline

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  3. siljaline

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    As I'm aware many of my US Friends here and on Facebook use Newegg. Some are reporting issues with the new file purchasing off the site.

    Do one of the following:

    Temporarily disable disable Hosts in order to avoid the bug | issue in order to avert site issues. Ensure your reverse this once (leaving) Newegg !

    Add a permanent exception for the (one) website if the issue persists.

    Please use the contact information at the Hosts Home page for feedback and comments.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Thanks siljaline for the update on the MVPS HOSTS File.

    I'm a newcomer to managing the HOSTS File but I'm already a big fan.
    I was able to get rid of a real nightmare of a tracking cookie which had been bugging me for months .

    It kept coming back on my weekly scans ( my active AV , plus MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware on demand )
    and this was in spite of me having used the the various cookie management options to blacklist it
    in the browsers that I use.
    This was the culprit , and it could only have come from a process which uses IE in the background ,
    even though I had "disabled" IE a long time ago !
    minadvertising -persistent nuisance tracking cookie
    My thanks and respects to ghodgson for pointing the way !


    For myself , and for any other newcomers to this , could you please confirm that this is
    the correct procedure ?

    1] download the updated HOSTS file
    2] delete the existing HOSTS file and replace it with the new one
    3] edit the new file to include my own previously blacklisted sites , as I did with my current version
    of the HOSTS file

    It's a great tool , thanks in advance for any advice !
     
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  7. siljaline

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    Please use the contact info listed here for all queries regarding issues with the file as I don't personally support the changes and contents.
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
     
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  10. FanJ

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    I just now noticed this at the MVPS Hosts site http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm :



    Congratulations and many thanks :thumb:
     
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