MVPS HOSTS File Update June-21-2009

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [June-21-2009]
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 …
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt (599 kb)



14 Responses to “MVPS HOSTS File Update June-21-2009”

  1. Thanks

    For the bests Hosts file
    I was waiting for that
    Keep up the good work

  2. Thank you very much for this good work.
    It’s good to know that you help us walking securely through the internet!

  3. Hi Mike,
    I noticed you added or updated *.addthis.com a social bookmark tool. Shall I edit it out to allow ?

    You can see where it is blocked here >
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/06/23/washington-dc-train-crash-death-toll384.html

    Thanks.

  4. *.addthis.com # edited, fixed. However invasive the item may be as I do throw the odd URL onto FaceBook (no plug)

  5. Please check this ad and tracking servers from bg and pl
    affbot1.com
    ads.webmedia.co.il
    edge.quantserve.com
    webgroundadbg.hit.gemius.pl
    vbadbg.hit.gemius.pl
    vbbg.adocean.pl
    gg.adocean.pl
    bg.adocean.pl
    delivery.usermedia.net
    relay-bg.ads.httpool.com
    ads.neg.bg
    please ad if mach you criteria

  6. Randy,
    “addthis.com” is owned by Clearspring Technologies (Advertiser) that was mentioned as one of the worst offenders via WebBugs in the report on my last post …

  7. Mike,
    Understood, I’ll remove the # out.
    Thanks for the feedback.

  8. i’ve added “insider.msg.yahoo.com”
    to block Yahoo Messenger ads

    thanks again

  9. Any plans to make an InPrivate Filtering version of the MVPSHosts file? This would well for those of us that can not conveniently manual/disable the DNS Client.

  10. i have convert it to “InPrivate Filtering .xml” but IE8 become very very slow.

  11. Rob,
    Sorry I have no plans to add an “InPrivate Filter” list … the HOSTS file itself takes all my free time as it is …

  12. Why is it the comment I made on the previous blog post wasn’t “listened to”? I gave you a list of domains you missed, I also asked you to hide the comment which you did and I also gave you my email address if there were any problems.

    You didn’t add the domains and you didn’t email me with any sort of explanation, I’d like to know why?

  13. Paul,
    What comment? I went back thru them and yours does not show up … so how am I to respond if there is nothing to respond to?

    FYI: there is no option to “hide” …

  14. I’m too lazy to type the entire list again so here’s a screenshot of some blocked things from the network in question.

    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/439/urlse.jpg