Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
One of the simplest ways to do this is to use the much understated Windows Host file.
Thiswill actually prevent you from being redirected to a known bad websitewithout you actually entering the URL, this can save your PC in manyways some websites will insert files to your registry the moment thewebsite is visited.
I tend to use the excellent HostMan from http://www.abelhadigital.com due to its multiple update list and HostServer to speed up your browsing when using the host file.
I have created several lists that are the merger from several sources the
MVP; hpHosts; Peter Lowe's Ad Servers
SpybotSD (Jan 18th 2009)
XEN (2005) ; GDS (2004); Billsway (2004)
Thisincludes 288,517 sites minus the exclusion list below also includes theSpybot Hosts files that can't be updated in the same way but includes12,894 sites that have been merged and duplicates deleted.
Exclusionlist containing all SpyBot and AdAware exclusion sites plus severalgood bittorrent sites, DivX, RealMedia giving approximately 40 sites.
TheHost Server will have to be set to start manually in order to benefitfrom the speed increases in the Preferences there is no need to enablethe logging function.
Fora more comprehensive list including over 750,000 known bad sitesincluding basic list and extra bad pron sites including maliciouscodecs.
Password for ehf files : www.windowstipsclub.co.uk
NOTE: For users of Windows Vista to bypass the UAC for use with HostMan you will need to use a simliar XML into the startup taskmanager to allow HostMan to run HostServer is not effected by User Account Control you can also the this UAC Tweaker
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