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 the host file up-to-date is a time-consuming task, but HostsMan can help with this. This free program can update current lists of well-known websites such as Msmvps.com 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 4.8 of HostsMan has been released with the following changes and improvements:
- Per-monitor DPI support;
- Minor visual improvements in HostsMan Editor;
- Several bugs in HostsMan Editor;
- Minor bugs.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10|