A must have hosts file

Kris Constable

My friend Dan Pollock has been compiling the must have hosts file for some time. According to Wikipedia, the hosts file is a computer file used in an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain-text file and is traditionally named hosts. What Dan’s host file does it list all of the known hostnames that are undesirable, and redirect them to localhost (back to your computer instead of to their website). This makes your web surfing faster, more private and more secure. Check out Dan’s list. I recommend you replace your host file with Dan’s, there are instructions on how to do this on his website.

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