MVPS HOSTS File Update 06-14-07


The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [06-14-07]
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm


Download: hosts.zip (140 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 … (591 kb)
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt


Sign up for HOSTS file update notices
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm#contribute



3 Responses to “MVPS HOSTS File Update 06-14-07”

  1. Any idea why some XP systems choke on big hosts files?

    I use your hosts file on my XP Pro laptop and I love it. When I installed it on my XP Pro desktop at home I found that the processor usage spiked to 100%. The system was so busy I coudln’t even get into a prompt or notepad to edit the hosts file to trim it down. After a reboot I was able to change the hosts file so it only has a few hundred entries and the system has been fine since.

    Is there a known cause for this? I’ve seen it happen on a few other systems over the years but I’ve always just switched to a smaller hosts file to solve the problem.

  2. The only known cause is from not disabling the DNS Client service. This is explained on the website.

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