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Win Hosts File Editor

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This single-function tool opens your Windows Hosts file for editing, but offers little and crashes during saves. Win Hosts File Editor's bare-bones interface mimics Notepad with a single function: save. The Hosts file associates URLs with specific IP addresses. Many users use it to block select URLs from opening. With a basic context menu of Cut, Copy, Paste, and Select All, editing is similar to Notepad. To edit the Hosts file, this executable needs five times the memory required by Notepad. The application's sole advantage is a text line that alerts the user that the Hosts file has been edited. Our tests found the utility often crashed when saving the Hosts file. We can't see how this program offers anything over a shortcut to the Hosts file. Though it's simple enough for all user levels, this freeware brings nothing beneficial to the table.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This single-function tool opens your Windows Hosts file for editing, but offers little and crashes during saves. Win Hosts File Editor's bare-bones interface mimics Notepad with a single function: save. The Hosts file associates URLs with specific IP addresses. Many users use it to block select URLs from opening. With a basic context menu of Cut, Copy, Paste, and Select All, editing is similar to Notepad. To edit the Hosts file, this executable needs five times the memory required by Notepad. The application's sole advantage is a text line that alerts the user that the Hosts file has been edited. Our tests found the utility often crashed when saving the Hosts file. We can't see how this program offers anything over a shortcut to the Hosts file. Though it's simple enough for all user levels, this freeware brings nothing beneficial to the table.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Buster Collings Software
Publisher web site http://bc-software.co.nf
Release Date February 09, 2006
Date Added February 09, 2006
Version 1

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download Information

File Size 285.24KB
File Name hosts-setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,646
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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