AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor

AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor


Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1
File Size:
658.86KB
Date Added:
February 21, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,470
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

This overzealous application not only prevents your computer from loading ads, it blocks entire Web sites. AdBin-Windows Hosts file editor has an easy-to-understand interface that requires you to input specific URLs for ad blocking. You can set the program to conveniently begin at system start-up and hideout in the system tray. It blocks ads from loading and can prevent browser hijacking; however, in most instances the Web sites listed for simple ad blocking wouldn't load at all. We certainly appreciate its restore button to quickly regain access to test sites. Of course, we're all for blocking ads while surfing, but this application is restrictive. You won't be hard-pressed to find a more relaxed approach in other competitive programs.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
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    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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    3.0

    out of 2 votes

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    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4 stars

    "Simple and works!"

    August 22, 2006   |   By jeffmackensen

    Version: AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor 1

    Pros

    It's free!

    It blocks ads like it claims

    Simple drag and drop interface

    Quick install.

    No spyware

    Cons

    Shows broken pictures instead of blank images on web pages.

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  • 2 stars

    "Its not completely useless, but better HOSTS file managers are available."

    August 05, 2006   |   By CableguyTK

    Version: AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor 1

    Pros

    Its free.

    It has a pretty interface.

    It makes editing the HOSTS file quite easy.

    It lets you lock and unlock the hosts file, as well as enable and disable it.

    Cons

    It doesnt do much outside of editing the HOSTS which is really of any value. Sure, locking and enabling it is worthwhile, but its something that you can do quite easily by yourself with ease.

    The only thing that this makes easy for the user is quick access to the HOSTS file without having to browse or create a shortcut for it. It seems to be a frontend for Notepad with perminent access to the HOSTS file. Nothing very special.

    The buttons in the program are rather redundant, with everything appearing in the menus at the top of the window.

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    Its a nice free program, but I suggest you check out the program HOSTSman. Its free, it does everything this program does, and it does a lot of stuff this program does but stuff you would want from a HOSTS file editor...like updates from a HOSTS file which is managed and maintained by reputable people in the ad-blocking business. HOSTSman lets you choose from 1, or all of 3 places in which to download and merge them into your HOSTS file...something AdBin should have looked into doing.

    Adbin has this trashcan icon which seems to indicate you can drag and drop an advertisement into it for automatic addition by the program into the HOSTS file. I couldnt get it to work...

    Just go get HOSTSman if you want a HOSTS file manager.

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