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Available Download Mirrors

For a list of current download mirrors for hpHosts, please see;

http://hosts-file.net/?s=Help#dlmirrors

Hosts File Installation (Windows)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted and rename it to HOSTS with no .TXT extension. Copy the renamed HOSTS file to one of the following locations depending on your version of Windows.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1

    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows NT/2000

    C:\Winnt\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows 95/98/Me

    C:\Windows
If you are running Windows 2000 or above and you are not a part of a domain, or notice a considerable slowdown, you will need to disable the Windows DNS Client Service.

To accomplish this, click Start, Run and type "services.msc" and click OK. Double click DNS Client service entry, set its startup type to manual and stop the service. You will need to be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to perform this task. After you have stopped the DNS Client you may install your hosts file.

Failure to disable the DNS Client may cause your computer to slow down and/or stop responding until the DNS Client is stopped. If you'd like to keep the DNS client enabled, whilst still using a large HOSTS file such as hpHosts, should use the hosts-optimized.zip package.

Hosts File Installation (Linux)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted and rename it to hosts (lowercase and with no extension). Copy/move the renamed HOSTS file to the following location.

From a terminal (for non BeOS users):

sudo cp ./hosts.txt /etc/hosts

For BeOS:

sudo cp ./hosts.txt /boot/beos/etc/hosts


Hosts File Installation (MAC)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted. Copy the renamed HOSTS file to the following location.

From a terminal:

mv ./hosts.txt /private/etc/hosts


Note: For detailed information on installing the HOSTS file on MAC's, please refer to: http://www.mactip.net/how-to-edit-the-hosts-file-on-a-mac/
File Description Location
hosts.zip (2.44MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux.

MD5: 853462b9667ecf78b56c5ae4fdc72464
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hpHosts-Setup-Win32.exe (2.02MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File installer for Windows

MD5: 10083231a8b656293628a39ac50b7a85
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hosts.txt (11.70MB) Updated: Wed 27th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux (please only use this if you experience problems with the above 2 packages).

MD5: 6b6f7f62c218c21d6b4eb4a9f2ed7b06
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hosts-optimized.zip (2.39MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux, optimized by HostsMan 4 for those that need or want, to keep the DNS Client Service enabled and running.

MD5: 6e102ed83c9cdf0ad931b8a1029e7239
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hpHosts-optimized-Setup-Win32.exe (2.06MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File (optimized) installer for Windows

MD5: d0fe22679133b5745e2f721932dc66e4
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hosts-optimized.txt (8.43MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux, optimized by HostsMan 4 for those that need or want, to keep the DNS Client Service enabled and running.

MD5: fde47d3f54816c0c04ce8b1ec39dd69a
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hpHosts-noPHAFSA-Setup-Win32.exe (1.63MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File (optimized) installer for Windows

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: b0736040ee15f1b6cb0457320f2551dc
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hosts-nophafsa.zip (2.44MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux.

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: 03498ee57f1d8891bc482e42853ae8b6
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hosts-NOPHAFSA.txt (8.61MB) Updated: Wed 27th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux (please only use this if you experience problems with the above 2 packages).

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: c3b1b920d8441018ca64baa7b52e26b9
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HOSTS-NOPHAFSA-Optimized.zip (2.44MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux, optimized by HostsMan 4 for those that need or want, to keep the DNS Client Service enabled and running.

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: faf37b1f600001d9811ac5858a83be91
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HOSTS-NOPHAFSA-Optimized.txt (6.18MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for Windows/Linux, optimized by HostsMan 4 for those that need or want, to keep the DNS Client Service enabled and running.

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: 8aee4e14c2e023f4004805ff9f8ad81c
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mac_hosts.zip (2.47MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for the MAC OS

Note: If you are using Snow Leopard, please using the Linux file, as Apple have changed the HOSTS file format (See: Ref).

MD5: 0367ea1cecd67dfea223eba0a7189011
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mac_hosts-NOPHAFSA.zip (1.88MB) Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

The HOSTS File for the MAC OS

Note: If you are using Snow Leopard, please using the Linux file, as Apple have changed the HOSTS file format (See: Ref).

IMPORTANT: This does NOT include sites classified as FSA or PHA

MD5: 57ee2609769498a2a28a4baab11097a7
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Individual Classifications
ATS (ad_servers.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains ad/tracking servers listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block ad/tracking sites/servers and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
EMD (emd.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains malware sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block malware sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
EXP (exp.txt) Updated: Fri 5th February 2016

This file contains exploit sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block exploit sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
FSA (fsa.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains fraud sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block fraud sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
GRM (grm.txt) Updated: Sat 6th February 2016

This file contains sites involved in spam (that do not otherwise meet any other classification criteria) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block spam sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
HFS (hfs.txt) Updated: Thu 29th October 2015

This file contains sites spamming the hpHosts forums (and not meeting any other classification criteria) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block these sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
HJK (hjk.txt) Updated: Sat 14th February 2015

This file contains hijack sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block hijack sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
MMT (mmt.txt) Updated: Mon 21st December 2015

This file contains sites involved in misleading marketing (e.g. fake Flash update adverts) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block misleading marketing sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
PHA (pha.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains illegal pharmacy sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block illegal pharmacy sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
PSH (psh.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains phishing sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block phishing sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
WRZ (wrz.txt) Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains warez/piracy sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block warez/piracy sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
Additional Downloads
hphosts-partial.txt Updated: Thu 11 February 2016

This file contains a list of site's that have been added AFTER the last full release of hpHosts. This should ONLY be downloaded by those currently using hpHosts, and requires manual merging.
download
Additional Files
removed.txt Updated: Thu 11th February 2016

This file contains a list of hostnames removed from hpHosts since 04/02/2009 for whatever reason (usually because they failed the resolution process).
Download
Yahoo_Servers.zip (2K) Updated: Thu 4th October 2007

Optional addition containing the Yahoo servers for those that wish to block them

MD5: CE251DB0AD67C0A49155DF66614F95B1
Download
Documents
EULA.txt Updated: Fri 6th April 2012

End User Licence Agreement
View
readme.txt Updated: Thu 28th January 2016

HOSTS Installation, Support, etc.
View
PGP Keys
hpsig.zip hpGuru's PGP Public Key Block (depracated, listed for historical purposes only) Download
mfmcsig.zip Updated: Tue 6th January 2015

MysteryFCM's PGP Public Key Block
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Misc Tools
appendhosts.zip Append to Hosts VBS Script v1.7 for appending your entries to the HOSTS File.

This script is UNSUPPORTED.

MD5: 68aedda6c86b983c87a9554f4f67b008
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EnDisDNS.zip Batch files to enable/disable Windows DNS Client

MD5: FAF55EE37EB431DDB49590EB120549E4
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hbypass.zip Hosts Bypass is a Proxomitron filter which allows users to visit sites blocked by their hosts file without the need to remove them after each and every hosts update.

MD5: eabf46f7e9097603ea5e3c020516da29
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hostsdiag.zip hpGuru's HOSTS Diagnostic Utility.

MD5: 5D1251D312329B0EB3E0E55A58B39EF5
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prjMD5.zip MD5 utility for verifying MD5 hash View/Download
WinDef_Hosts.zip Restore Windows default HOSTS file

MD5: 38ADFA9FA4E2C330B946CD18982AAE6D
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Third Party Misc Tools
AdAway Open source ad blocker for Android devices Homepage
APK Hosts File Engine Small program for managing the HOSTS file

Has both true 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64) modules.
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HostsMan A small and useful utility for managing the HOSTS file, with automatic updates and a built in server to enhance HOSTS file usage.

Works on 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64)

HostsMan support forums can be found here
Homepage
HostXpert A small and useful utility for managing the HOSTS file, with automatic updates.

Funkytoad also provide a server (crippled or paid versions) to be used in conjunction with HostsXpert, called Homer.
Homepage
SecureMecca These are small tweaks for Homer, by securemecca.com, that improve the usage and experience of Homer. Homepage
uBlock Addon for Chrome and Firefox Homepage