The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [March-15-2009]


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Randy Knobloch

<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm>

Download: hosts.zip (146 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip>

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

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

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource
for determining possible culprits ... (605 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt>

Sign up for HOSTS file update notices
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm>

Visit the Hosts News blog
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Alan D

Thanks Randy.
Hostsman now reports 15,398 names

Alan D


<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm>

Download: hosts.zip (146 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip>

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

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

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource
for determining possible culprits ... (605 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt>

Sign up for HOSTS file update notices
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm>

Visit the Hosts News blog
<http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/default.aspx>
 
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Bill Sharpe, BullDawg

Thanks Randy.

Anything special I need to do to use the MVPS HOSTS File on Win 7. Do I
just need to follow the special instructions for Vista or is there something
more.

Also, the same for WHS. Will disabling the DNS Client have any adverse
impact?

--
BullDawg
Team Geezer
Team Tribbles
Associate Expert

<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm>

Download: hosts.zip (146 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip>

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

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

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource
for determining possible culprits ... (605 kb)
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt>

Sign up for HOSTS file update notices
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm>

Visit the Hosts News blog
<http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/default.aspx>
 
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Randy Knobloch

Thanks Randy.

Anything special I need to do to use the MVPS HOSTS File on Win 7. Do I
just need to follow the special instructions for Vista or is there something
more.
The FAQ does not list anything for Windows 7, you would have to contact the
webmaster for more information.
Also, the same for WHS. Will disabling the DNS Client have any adverse
impact?
On a stand-alone machine, disabling the DNS Client is recommended.
I can't elaborate more in detail here, again, check with the webmaster.

Regards, enjoy.
 
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Bill Sanderson

I've got both Windows 7 and WHS here, but I'll confess to not using the MVPS
HOSTS file.

I suspect you'd be fine disabling the dns client on the WHS--but you might
want to check WHS console, settings, troubleshooter 1.1 and remote
access--and run the tests before and after to see if anything changes.

(I just ran the RA test and it said it isn't working, so I now have it
repairing. I suspect that all is well--Verizon blocks port 80 here, so the
site is only available on port 443--no problem for me.... the wizard thinks
my router is broken. It isn't!)

Hence the before and after tests!


Randy Knobloch said:
The FAQ does not list anything for Windows 7, you would have to contact
the
webmaster for more information.


On a stand-alone machine, disabling the DNS Client is recommended.
I can't elaborate more in detail here, again, check with the webmaster.

Regards, enjoy.

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Bill Sharpe, BullDawg

Okay, it's running on Win 7 (build 7000) with no apparent problems and seems
to be working fine, at least most ads are blocked. Will tackle WHS tonight
after work. More interested in the malware blocking in WHS instead of ads
as WHS is not used for web surfing, but I am running email (Outlook Express)
on WHS so the possibility of a malware infection does exist. Avast for WHS
is also running and I understand it has malware protection built in.
 
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Bill Sanderson

I would hesitate to run the hosts file on a machine which was used as a DNS
server, although there might well be no interaction--but in your case it
seems a reasonable additional precaution--shouldn't hurt anything, and might
help.


Bill Sharpe said:
Okay, it's running on Win 7 (build 7000) with no apparent problems and
seems to be working fine, at least most ads are blocked. Will tackle WHS
tonight after work. More interested in the malware blocking in WHS
instead of ads as WHS is not used for web surfing, but I am running email
(Outlook Express) on WHS so the possibility of a malware infection does
exist. Avast for WHS is also running and I understand it has malware
protection built in.

--
BullDawg
Team Geezer
Team Tribbles
Associate Expert

Bill Sanderson said:
I've got both Windows 7 and WHS here, but I'll confess to not using the
MVPS HOSTS file.

I suspect you'd be fine disabling the dns client on the WHS--but you
might want to check WHS console, settings, troubleshooter 1.1 and remote
access--and run the tests before and after to see if anything changes.

(I just ran the RA test and it said it isn't working, so I now have it
repairing. I suspect that all is well--Verizon blocks port 80 here, so
the site is only available on port 443--no problem for me.... the wizard
thinks my router is broken. It isn't!)

Hence the before and after tests!

--
 

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