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HostsMan 4.7.105      

Size:   3.50MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-01-03  | Changelog

Submit Date:   2017-01-03

OS:  Windows All

Downloads:   11427

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


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4.53

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Software Product Description

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A freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.

Features:

  • online update of hosts file;
  • enable/disable usage of hosts file;
  • open Hosts file with one click;
  • merge two hosts files;
  • built-in hosts editor;
  • prevent other programs of writing to the hosts;
  • scan hosts for errors, duplicates and possible hijacks;
  • find how many host names;
  • easily install newly downloaded hosts file;
  • create encrypted backups of your hosts file;
  • resolve host names;
  • keep log of latest blocked sites;
  • exclusion list;
  • more;

USER REVIEWS

"v-4.1.96"

Reviewer: -mweizer

Review Date: 2013-08-13

Pros: If one can find a more comprehensive host utility and size and functionality and support and let alone free, please inform.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Baloney (previous poster), while I think you were way off base on Freenet review, you're spot on on this one as I agree.
Hostman's continual tinkerings are exceptional.

With hosts, beyond good functionality, my biggest peeve is not knowing when or what a host block is being used.
Obviously, if you can't load a page, something is wrong.
Assuming one narrows the problem to a host block, what form/how is it written?
Is it http..whatever, www... whatever. or just whatever.
Or is it something else that page is using?

Fortunately, Hostman has a "recently blocked items" log -- that perhaps some know not about.

Here's my wish/suggested future feature from Hostman:
Have an icon in browser, say on status bar, that one can hover over to indicate what Hostman is blocking (what entry) -- like Adblock Plus or NoScript does -- with options allow temporarily or disable that filter.
Granted, it's usually a rare occurrence but at least one could readily discount a host block as the problem too.

I did not write them (yet?) because I believe the better developers look for feedback/ideas at pertinent locales.

4.53

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