🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories. (by StevenBlack)


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8 days ago

StevenBlack/hosts is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where hosts has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-04.
  • Is there any software for windows like Ublock that blocks all ads system wide? even inside other apps
    If you don't want anything complicated, the easiest way is to use the hosts file to block all ads domains.
  • How to fight back against Google FLoC | 2021-04-16
    I assume you're referring to the fact that they don't respect the Do Not Track header? In my opinion this is fine because they don't 'track' visitors around the web as such, respecting the original intent of this DNT option.

    I wrote a bit about this [here](, pasted below:

    > I feel like a lot of this comes down to what "track" means, and what I as an average user am expecting when I enable "do not track".

    > Personally, I feel like "track" means following me across multiple websites, or keeping a detailed record of my individual browsing habits on an individual site.

    > If you think about what "tracking" means in real life, it means constantly following someone/something or monitoring it. If someone had one of those little infrared foot traffic counter things at the door to their shop, I wouldn't say they're tracking me as an individual. They're tracking how much foot traffic they get, but they're not tracking me.

    > Both Plausible and Fathom are just like this. They don't keep the same user identifiers for more than 24h, they just take an anonymous count when you walk in the door to a site (along with a few other anonymous things like referrer). In short, as a user, I don't feel like my individual activity is being tracked to create a profile of my browsing, I just feel like the website is counting me when I walk in the door. They're tracking their visit stats, but they're not tracking ME.

    > As cause enabling DNT, what I'm saying and expecting is "do not track ME". It's fine to track your usage stats, but don't track ME and build a profile of ME. So I would not expect services like Plausible and Fathom to do anything about this header, since they're not tracking me as an individual in the first place.

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    The block list that had the entry wrong added to it has been updated.
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  • I looked at TWO (2) workout videos on YouTube and now my Instagram and Twitter are flooded with gym equipment ads
    Maybe make a Pi-hole and/or use the hosts file on your computer
  • Best free p blocker for windows 10?
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  • Man, I’m really caught in a loop of sin.
    Setup a filter, you can even do a network wide blocklist like Steven Black's Hostfile.
  • Is there a way to disable this message FOR THIS APP ONLY? I don't want to disable this message altogether, but is there a way to allow this app to always run as admin without anyone's consent? A porn blocker doesn't really work that well if it has to ask you if it can block things... | 2021-03-12
    Task scheduler is your friend, but as everyone’s saying, you’d be much better using a DNS. I personally used Adguard and was very happy with the blocking capabilities. If you like to manually do the blocking you can use pre-made hosts files