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23-01-2002, 05:41 PM
Hi Guys, This refers to the thread on AdsOff. Firstly appreciate yr time and assistance.

Now to display my lack of knowledge, where do I,

a. Purchase a Hosts file

b. Download the same

c. Learn how to do it,or

d. Perhaps you could
suggest a reference book
where I could learn about
it, as it sounds
interesting.

I entered Hosts into ME help, but nothing resulted.

23-01-2002, 07:23 PM
Hi Iain

Hope I'm not butting in. I havent' seen the original post, but I do know where you can find out all about the hosts file and download it.

http://www.smartin-designs.com/

23-01-2002, 08:33 PM
yep right on the button john :)
various sites have host file collections, just a matter of searching around a bit. collect them and add them together just in case someone missed one ;-) <paranoid>

there are a few progs around whih make editing a host file easier eg hostess.

one word of caution a host file may have an entry in it that cuts off a service you need such as antivirus updates. find the ofending entry and put a # in frount of it. the hard part is finding which entry is the one. with nortons check the error logs and it will tell you.