but apk your missing our point, one of your sorce(the one u mentioned) dosnt just block the offending url, but every url in the same domain, so say www.fish.techfiles.com is bad it will also block anything else in the .techfiles.com list including any usefull/safe sites.
and out of those 5500 you have added howmany are legit sites that have zero malware/adds on them?
Thanks!----If opening up notepad.exe to remove sites being blocked in a HOSTS file (1 line @ a time) is "too much" for anyone? Then, perhaps not using HOSTS files is the way to go for anyone of that nature really... just like I said to Ashen up above, as did JDW pretty much as well.----Suit yourself - I realized 1 thing in this art & science, long ago (in the mid 1990's-2002 or so, during my shareware-freeware development highpoint really): That is that you CANNOT please everyone...Like I said above in this & other threads earlier: I can lead a horse to water - but, I cannot MAKE him drink it...APKP.S.=> You guys are missing the point here, from MY end, in regards to this HOSTS' file's current content:... & that is that I "clean up" this file's interior vs. the AIRELLE "nanny approach" as you called it, & so far? It's working... I can't help if 2 guys don't use it here anymore is all. I know of 2 more here that do, NOT including myself.E.G.-> You guys here found, what?? 62 domains thusfar to unblock, & my other folks helping me trim this in summation from 2 other places have found roughly 1,000 in combination with myself helping to do this as well... &, in that same timeframe, I've added ALMOST 5,500 KNOWN BAD SITES (vs. the ones found to be unblocked)That's roughly a 5:1 ratio (of adding KNOWN BAD SITES vs. removing LEGIT GOOD SITES)... &, nearly 100:1 ratio, vs. what was found here on this site alone.See, & I have stated this here before:For a little while, it's going to be a "work-in-process", making the data solid (i.e.-> The HOSTS file content)... Nothing I can do about that, but "grind it out" & be patient... & then, lastly, I will finish the FTP download portion of the app & distribute it! apk
Im not saying remove known bad url's but the best example is the ATI/AMD driver downloads that are blocked by this hosts file currently, that server may have hosted adds, of could even host them now, but unless they are malitous in some way, removing htem has no real down side as it allows people to download their drivers without spending alot of time editing a hosts file.
wordpress is a great example
i checked a bunch of the entrys that where blocked NONE WHERE BAD they where ALL SAFE yet the file had a stack of them in it........
fishman.wordpress.com has a gif thats detected as malware(positive or false positive) it gets blocked so their system is to block all *.wordpress.com entrys they can find so ashen.wordpress.com and wilee.wordpress.com and darknova.wordpress.com would all be added to the list dispite none of them having any malware or adds on them.
fso your the one with things reverced
, you just dont understand/dont want to understand what im saying.
the fact that one of your sorces takes the scatter shot approch is why i get annoyed, they dont just block stuff thats malitious, they block everthing in the same domain range.
is airelle the one blocking ati driver downloads?
i know exectly how the hosts file works
need an app to let me put in wildcards like *.wordpress.com
It wasn't the need to open notepad, it was the need to hunt down the urls (in the cases of embedded content) to remove from the hosts file.
But seriously, I didn't mean offense by my comments.
My statements were purely to give insight as to why someone may choose not to use your file.
I love the idea of hosts based blocking. But to be more useful to my needs, how could I build this list without the airelle source? It would be about perfect for me then.