Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.


Using a Hosts File To Make The Internet Not Suck (as much)

Use this file to prevent your computer from connecting to selected

internet hosts. This is an easy and effective way to protect you from

many types of spyware, reduces bandwidth use, blocks certain pop-up

traps, prevents user tracking by way of “web bugs” embedded in spam,

provides partial protection to IE from certain web-based exploits and

blocks most advertising you would otherwise be subjected to on the


This is a truly awesome list of hosts you can block to prevent malware, spyware, and a host of nasty things from every appears in your browser. It has instructions on how to use it in the file itself.

Read them carefully. Or get your local geek to help you out. You could Seriously Break Your Internet if done wrong.

  1. peroty posted this