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How to Block Distracting Websites with Your Hosts File

What I find even more effective—because it’s annoying to reset and it’s universal for any browser you use on your operating system—is to block websites using your system’s hosts file. When you edit yo... read more

Default and Third-Party Apps to Edit the Windows HOSTS File

Windows 10 came out not a month ago, and as some expected, speculated, or cunningly hoped, things aren’t going quite as planned, at least for the end user. As Microsoft continues to gather data from W... read more

How To Edit Hosts File in Windows

Host files are the files used by Microsoft TCP/IP for windows. It shows the mapping of the IP address with its corresponding Host name. It helps to access any web site or web page easily. Mapping the ... read more

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How to Filter Websites Using LMHOSTS

You can override this translation by hard-coding the IP addresses corresponding to websites in your computer's HOSTS and LMHOSTS file. You can also block potentially harmful websites that you do not w... read more

How to Change Your WordPress Domain Name in Development (Nginx)

Step 1: Change your Vhost configuration Then restart your sever Remember change your hosts file for the new server extension Step 2: Change your database There are lots of hassle when working with the ... read more

How do I recover from Hosts file hijacking?

2. Examine your Hosts file. Download HostsXpert (free easy tool for viewing and editing the HOSTS file) * Extract all ... read more

Lock down HOSTS files

... if they have fixed addresses that rarely change), or Internet addresses (which also rarely change). However, one of the hazards of the HOSTS file is that spyware, viruses, worms, or Trojan applica... read more

Net Tip: /etc/hosts for Windows

Note that you can give a host more than one name in the hosts file: just place the official name of the machine first, then put a space between each of its other names (called 'aliases'). Once you edi... read more

How to Block Unwanted Ads in All Applications and Speed Up Web Browsing with the Hosts File

If you're interested in blocking advertising from specific domains globally, you can edit your computer's (or, better yet, your router's) hosts file to stop your browser, your phone's browser, or any ... read more

Windows 8 hosts won't block Doubleclick ads or Facebook

A common Windows user customisation is editing entries in the hosts file to block certain sites and domains. These domains may be of advertisers, known malware or with explicit content; anything someo... read more

How to edit the hosts file

The hosts file (/etc/hosts on Unix based system) is the first step in the translation of a FQDN hostname to the IP address format. When making a DNS request on any address server on the web, this file ... read more

Setup hosts file, Add domain to localhost

So instead of http://localhost we may have something as Now let’s focus on how this needs to be done, with these steps : Make sure your application is running fine with http://loc... read more

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