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 Post subject: update to HostsMan program please
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:31 pm 
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Hello.
I recommend an update to HostsMan program please.

In the current version 4.7.105 of HostsMan (Jan 2019) under "Manage Sources", 3 of the choices for sources were from hpHosts.
There currently is still listed:

HpHosts
HpHosts (partial)
HpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only)

But as indicated here for hpHosts:
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download
"Note: Please be advised, the full file releases have now been deprecated. Please use the partial files."

So those 3 listed above are no longer the best choice.
And using them results in missing over 200,00 potential entries (as of Jan 28, 2019) as well as blocking valid sites like experts-exchange and tenforums.

Yes those old choices still download, but there are now many errors in them since, for example, the main hpHosts full has not been updated since March 3, 2018.

And there are many false positives in the main hpHosts full.
For instance, https://www.Tenforums.Com was blocked, but that is a legitimate and useful and valid site.
Yes, tenforums is now in the hpHosts removed list at https://hosts-file.net/download/removed.txt , but since the main hpHosts full full has not been updated since March 2018, tenforums still gets blocked.

HostsMan does not have a method to process and update the hpHosts removed list.

And there does not seem to be a method to remove the HpHosts, HpHosts (partial), HpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only) sources. This seems to be hardcoded into HostsMan so I don't see how to delete the deprecated, but HostsMan now needs updating.

Until HostsMan is updated, the only solution is BEFORE initially getting any sources and updates, is to uncheck the HpHosts, HpHosts (partial), HpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only); then to add in the following correct hpHosts sources:

These are the current (Jan 2019) and only valid 'titles' and from http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Ad & Tracking servers listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt

Malware sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/emd.txt

Exploit sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/exp.txt

Fraud sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/fsa.txt

Spam sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/grm.txt

Hijack sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/hjk.txt

Misleading Marketing sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/mmt.txt

Illegal Pharmacy sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/pha.txt

Phishing sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/psh.txt

Potentially Unwanted Program sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/pup.txt

Warez & Piracy sites listed in the hpHosts database
https://hosts-file.net/wrz.txt

Sites Spamming the HPHosts forums
https://hosts-file.net/hfs.txt



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 Post subject: Re: update to HostsMan program please
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Cheers (sorry for the delay).

Can you drop this over to the developers please;

http://www.abelhadigital.com/about/

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Steven Burn
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