Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Protect your browsing from Known Malicious Websites using Hosts 127.0.0.1

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
Bluetack;shOrtie;Cameleon;

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.

http://depositfiles.com/files/hkvso0gas


Exclusionlist containing all SpyBot and AdAware exclusion sites plus severalgood bittorrent sites, DivX, RealMedia giving approximately 40 sites.

http://depositfiles.com/files/kfh14yqtu


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.

http://depositfiles.com/files/v0m6fxeko


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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if your using windows then you can do it with the "host file". your computer checks the host file before it goes to a DNS server so if you alter your host file to say https://facebook.com 172.0.0.1 in your host file it will never ask the dns and find out its actually 173.252.110.27 and basicly blocks the web site... its really sneaky and impossible for anyone short of a genius to undo.

check out wikipedia
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