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Offline ChuckRJr

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Re: MVPS Hosts
« on: February 08, 2017, 06:45:37 PM »
I have installed HostsMan. I selected MVPS Hosts and HP Hosts(Ad and tracking servers only).
HP Hosts downloads as 127.0.0.0. I changed to 0.0.0.0 and checked for duplicates. I now have a file of 57,801 names. Over the last 2 weeks some IP accesses have slowed to a crawl.
Could there be a relationship between the Host file and them? Should I leave the HP Hosts alone when they are updated?  Should I ONLY download MVPS Hosts?
I run Windows 7 Professional 64bit on an Intel 930.

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Re: Re: MVPS Hosts
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »
Hi, Chuck.

If you feel your internet access has slowed becuse your hosts file has become larger, you can disable the DNS caching service (can be done using HostsMan > Tools > DNS Client Service), or try using HostsOptimizer.

I'm 59 hostnames shy of 600,000 and disabling the DNS Service works fine for me.