Hostblock

Hostblock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,078
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    586.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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

Pros

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.

Cons

Hostblock slowed page load.

Summary

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

Pros

Easy to block web sites. Good product documentation.

Cons

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

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What's new in version 1.7
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Kirill Illenseer
Publisher web site http://www.kirills-texte.de.vu
Release Date April 03, 2008
Date Added April 03, 2008
Version 1.7
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Download Information
File Size 586.45KB
File Name hostblock.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,078
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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