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#1 ssam


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Posted 29 September 2005 - 04:03 AM

i recently stuffed up my hosts file so i decided to use 'hoster' and i restored my hosts file to the microsoft default one. then i realise that it is the 1999 default. is there a newer version of the default hosts file? if there is can someone upload it. thanks!

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#2 freeload101


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Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:30 AM

I wrote a few cool scripts for windows to help protect users
Full writeup is here http://rmccurdy.com/email.html

rar sfx/zips using advanced wget ,awk .bat .reg code

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quickclean.exe : Cleans all Temp files and startups
quicknorton.exe: Quick Norton Scan AUTO UPDATES TO LATEST DEFINITIONS

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:15 AM


I notice that installing a hosts file, which I recommend doing, seems to cause a lot of people using Win. 2000/XP problems. Mainly cause when the file exceeds 135 kb, there is a lag in system performance about every 20-25 minutes.

I prefer to use MVPS Hosts File over "Hoster". It is updated regularly and I had less problems with it.

If you decide to try MVPS, here are the instructions to prevent the lag:

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.

You can see that the above "Service" is not needed (after a little browsing) by opening the Services Editor again, scroll down to DNS Client and check the "Status" column. It should be blank, if it was needed it would show "Started" in that column.

Hope This Helps,

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