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  • Date Added:
    April 03, 2008
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review


Hostblock does exactly what its name suggests: it lets you manage a list of blocked host addresses. However, despite its straightforward name and user interface, novice users might find the concept hard to grasp thanks to a missing help feature.

Plain and somewhat boring in appearance, the user interface comes preset with thousands of blocked host addresses. Using the menu options at the top of the window display, you can add, delete, and search for addresses; although, you'll need to know the exact address to perform the search. It doesn't allow for partial or keyword searches. Adding and deleting addresses is simply a matter of entering the address in the field and clicking a button. We were able to export and import the addresses by clicking the appropriate menu options, and didn't encounter any problems doing so. The IE Btn command adds a Hostblock button to your IE toolbar so that you can block host files as you browse the Web.

The About menu opens a very short FAQ window, but we would have liked to have seen an actual Help menu to aid novice users. Still, we recommend Hostblock for anyone looking for simple, straightforward, and free program to block specific host addresses.

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User Reviews

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  • 3 stars

    "Does what it says"

    March 21, 2013   |   By kvnfl

    Version: Hostblock 1.7


    Downloaded current v2.8 from developers website.
    It is a great adblocker that can be customized by competent users. A few ads slipped past DoNotTrackMe, EasyList and Avast 8 ad blocker, this program plugged the leak.


    Hostblock slowed page load.


    The slowed page load was not worth it for this user.
    Wish Adblock Plus (Firefox) was available for IE.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good product - works as advertised."

    November 07, 2009   |   By tpc277

    Version: Hostblock 1.7


    Easy to block web sites. Good product documentation.


    Might be good to have dialog display in English. Also this product would really be good if the blocking of Flash media was incorporated.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.7
    This version is the first release on CNET
    Publisher Kirill Illenseer
    Publisher web site
    Release Date April 03, 2008
    Date Added April 03, 2008
    Version 1.7
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT
    Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 586.45KB
    File Name hostblock.exe
    Total Downloads 1,071
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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