using HOST file as a defense

By jobeard
Oct 14, 2006
  1. the attachment is a replacement for your host file located at

    download and save the file,
    rename it to host (removing the .newest.txt portion),
    set the file to R/O; attrib +r host
    move or copy to the etc\ directory above,
    allow the replacement

    from here on, your browser will avoid access to any site in the host file and
    your system will not be redirected to a bogus server.

    setting the file r/o will stop intruders from modifying the file and give you some stability in surfing

    ALL entries in the attachment were managed by a blacklist service
    (Spybot S&D), but if you wish, you can edit the file prior to marking it r/o.

    best wishes and happy surfing.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    But I use one from

    It has a lot more entries and includes an installer that will put it in the right place for you, plus lots of other useful hints and tips on what a host file actually does.
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