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MVPS HOSTS file updated [23 May 2012]

Discussion in 'All Security Products' started by NSG001, May 24, 2012.

  1. NSG001

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    The MVPS HOSTS file has been updated - 23 May 2012

    The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [May 23 2012]
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    Download: hosts.zip
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

    How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm

    HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm

    Note: the "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ...
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt (590 kb)

    Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updated
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/updates.htm
  2. Overkill

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    I've got mine updated, thanks
  3. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert Staff Member

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    Updated and imported into EAM :D
  4. MrXidus

    MrXidus Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How is that done?
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    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert Staff Member

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    Guard -> Host rules -> at the bottom of the window click "import host file" -> select the Hosts file -> choose the action (block silently) -> click "OK" -> tick "my own list" box to see the list
  6. Plexx

    Plexx Guest

    Never really use it. Will give it a go.

    Any other security software that allow import of hosts like EAM?
  7. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Guest

    Is there any advantage too importing it into EAM? Once MVPS is merged/installed into windows it blocks communication to the web addresses listed anyway doesn't it?
  8. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert Staff Member

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    yep.

    the benefit is that it will not modify your "real" Hosts file, (some people says that modifying the real Hosts file may generate some kind of slowdown during browsing.
  9. Plexx

    Plexx Guest

    Only one way to find out don't we all agree? give it a go!
  10. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Guest

    Thanks for the clarification :)
  11. Plexx

    Plexx Guest

    I have been wondering: If I modify the hosts file (remove ips to have only the address) and add it to the web address management in ESET (under blocked website), would it do the same thing as adding the hosts to your system or like umbra did in EAM?
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    The HOST file redirects or provides an IP address for a website.
    If the IP of a website is directed to 127.0.0.1, it looks for the info on your computer, of course it isn't there, so nothing is done.
    In other words the hosts will block named dns queries to a ip address which is entirely different to blocking a web adress like the one in ESET.

    Though i prefer the used of a Hostsman which is more convenient.
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    MVPS HOSTS File Update October-18-2012

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/archive/2012/10/18/1818169.aspx

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