AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor

AdBin - Windows Hosts file editor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,475
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 21, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    658.86KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Gilmore Software Development
Publisher web site http://www.jgilmore.com/
Release Date February 21, 2006
Date Added February 21, 2006
Version 1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 658.86KB
File Name AdBinsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,475
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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