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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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3 stars

"Does what it says"

March 21, 2013  |  By kvnfl

2013-03-21 18:34:04  |  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

2009-11-07 10:40:12  |  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 NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Download Information
File Size 586.45KB
File Name hostblock.exe
Total Downloads 1,490
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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