Hosts File Updater

Hosts File Updater


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
13.5KB
Date Added:
April 18, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
10,936
Downloads Last Week:
12
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

This small utility replaces your Windows Hosts file with the one at MVPS.org to block most known advertisement servers and many exploitative Web sites. Hosts File Updater's simple two-button interface either replaces your Hosts file or restores the default Windows Hosts file. The Windows Hosts file maps URL addresses and effectively blocks select URLs from loading in your browser. Blocking browser advertisements will speed the loading of some Web pages, but the large size of the MVPS.org Hosts file can slow some Windows 2000 and XP machines. This executable does not install in your system, but merely checks to see if your Hosts file matches the latest file available from MVPS.org. If your file does not match, Hosts File Updater will prompt you to download the latest Hosts file. If you or a security program have added entries to your Hosts file, they will be lost. This program does not warn users it is overwriting the previous Hosts file, nor does it have the option to append your Hosts entries. There is an option to restore your Hosts file to the empty Windows default file. Novice users who never open the Hosts file and use no security programs that alter the file will find this utility helpful. All other users would do well to find one of the many other fully featured Hosts file helpers.

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    "This download contains a trojan and infested toolbar."

    August 26, 2011   |   By CHUSKA8t8

    Version: Hosts File Updater 1.1

    Pros

    Do not download. It will infect your computer.

    Cons

    The Hosts File Updater never does get downloaded, but you do get a severe infestation of malicious software. I hope this matter comes to the attention of someone at CNET. The downloader is named CNET downloader.

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