that's about as safe and good as it gets,
did you follow these directions
Release Notes for the MVPS HOSTS File © All Rights Reservedhttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htmhttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip
[Install Instructions using the included Installer (98/ME/XP)]
You may use the included batch file "mvps.bat" to copy the included HOSTS file to the proper
location on your machine. This batch file will backup the existing HOSTS file prior to copying
the updated version. The backed-up file will be renamed to HOSTS.MVP.
To use: double-click on mvps.bat
Important: Windows Vista requires special instructions:http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsvista.htm
Note: if prompted by one of your Security programs about this file, allow it to run. Also if
you are prompted by a Security program about changes to the HOSTS file = allow them.
[Important Notice - 2K/XP/Vista Users]
In most cases a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the machine. This only occurs
in W2000 and XP. Windows 98 and Windows ME are not affected.
To resolve this issue (manually) open the "Services Editor"
Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
Select: Manual, click Apply/Ok and restart.
For more details please see:http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
[Manual Install Instructions]
Always backup the existing file prior to replacing with a newer version.
You can simply copy the included HOSTS file to the proper location.
Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Win 98*DaChew = C:\WINDOWS
Note: the above locations are for the default paths (Windows folder location)
When prompted to overwrite select Yes
For more detailed instructions please review the following:
How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm
In the event you do not wish to continue using the MVPS HOSTS file, you can simply delete the
existing HOSTS file and rename HOSTS.MVP to HOSTS (no 3-letter extension)
Note: none of the included files make any changes to the Registry or install any additional
files to the Operating System.
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You are responsible for reading and following all instructions for preparation, configuration, and
installation of the MVPS HOSTS file. The attached files are provided as is, and with no warranty either
expressed or implied as to their suitability for any particular use or purpose.
By installing the MVPS HOSTS file you acknowledge that it is your decision to restrict the functionality and content of the web sites and/or domains including sites and services that may prohibit you from restricting their functionality and content.
If you do not wish to restrict the functionality and content of certain sites, you can selectively edit the MVPS HOSTS file to remove any entries that restrict the functionality and content of those sites.
You agree to accept any and all legal responsibility for the consequences that may result from the restriction of functionality and content of the sites and/or domains covered in the MVPS HOSTS file.
I reserve the right to make changes to any and all parts of the MVPS HOSTS file, at any time, without
any obligation to notify any person or entity of such changes.
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide a detailed explaination of your request. For general questions the majority of these
can be addressed by reviewing the HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm
the entries are all bad sites that can harm your computer, a antimalware program will not like seeing them anywhere but in the hosts file