Software Update: HostsMan 4.3 build 98

One way to keep malware and advertisements out is to block the computers that serve this content. This can be done by including the IP numbers of these machines in the host file and pointing them to localhost. Keeping this host file up-to-date is a time-consuming task, but HostsMan can help with that. This free program can update current lists of well-known websites such as fetch and combine with the already present host file. Furthermore, it can check the host file for wrong, duplicate or malicious lines, there is a built-in editor and the dns cache can be emptied. Version 4.3 of HostsMan has been released and the following adjustments have been made:


  • Improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2;
  • Improved custom exception handler;
  • Minor UI tweaks;


  • Access violation when manually adding a source that already exists;
  • Crash or hang when loading PNG resources with certain system locales;
  • Minor bugs.

Version number 4.3 build 98
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website Abelha digital
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License type Freeware