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Corrine

A HOSTS file is used to block unwanted connections.  MVP HOSTS file includes blocks for ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters and more.  Complete information about MVPS HOSTS is available at Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File.  Also included on that page are links to installing MVPS HOSTS.



Note: The "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ... See http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful ... please consider a donation ... http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm#donation

Update information is available from Hosts News.

Tip:  via siljaline, "There's a little know feature in SpywareBlaster called Hosts Safe - that allows you to save an encrypted backup of this or any customer Hosts file."

Also via siljaline:

A reminder for those that use SpywareBlaster as a Hosts back-up to re-set your IE Restricted Zone to defaults.

Note:  Please add comments/questions in the discussion topic at MVPS Hosts Discussions, Q&A.





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ky331

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [March-06-2021]
https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Download: hosts.zip
https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

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

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

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ...
https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

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

ky331

After a year and a half's absence, Mike finally announced:

"Health Update ... things go from bad to worse ... slipped and fell in my kitchen and broke my leg (ankle) plates and screws to fix. Several weeks later ... with a walking boot on, I again slipped and fell. While I tried to break my fall ... instead I broke both arms. Imagine that!! A cast on my leg and a cast on both arms ... so as much as I hate to I think it's time to retire from maintaining my Hosts file ..."

https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm