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It's always a hunt on that page to find the download link.

Good, I'm glad it's not just me then.

The most important info on that page is the hardest to find and takes up the smallest space.

Their underpaid web guy needs to put a nice big green DOWNLOAD button on it somewhere.

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It isn't just you, I've seen the same complaints posted on other forums too. Like you stated they seriously do need a download button, one that's eye-catching and impossible to overlook!

 

Edit:

It is a valid complaint!

Edited by Andavari

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Got it, thanks for the reminder, hazelnut.  I love HostsXpert.  It makes updating so quick & easy.

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I love HostsXpert.

 

Same here, plus it's 100% portable so it can be used via a USB thumb drive.

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Good, I'm glad it's not just me then.

The most important info on that page is the hardest to find and takes up the smallest space.

Their underpaid web guy needs to put a nice big green DOWNLOAD button on it somewhere.

 

Mta is this what you want ??

 

 

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That would do nicely :)

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Okay, so some users said they can't see the download "button" on the MVPS.org website.

Here is something to help out the FireFox users.
 
First you will need to install Greasemonkey if you do not got it already.
 
Then navigate to    %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\   {random}.default    \gm_scripts
 
Create a folder called "Hosts" , within the newly created folder create a file called  "Hosts.user.js" open the .js file with notepad copy the following code in and save the file.

 

 

 

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Hosts
// @namespace   namespce
// @include     http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==

var table = null;
var tables = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
for (var i = 0; i < tables.length; i++) {
	if (tables[i].getAttribute('title') == 'Download hosts.zip') {
		table = tables[i];
	}
}
if (table) {
	var div = document.createElement('div');
	div.innerHTML = '<table><tr><td><input type="button" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; font-weight: bold; background-color:#00FF00; " name="Download" value="Download Hosts"></td></tr></table>';
	div.style.position = 'absolute';
	div.style.top = table.style.top;
	div.style.left = table.offsetLeft;
	table.parentNode.insertBefore(div, table);
}
var inputBoxes = document.getElementsByTagName('input');
for (var i = 0; i < inputBoxes.length; i++) {
	var inputBox = inputBoxes[i];
	if (inputBox.name == 'Download') {
			inputBox.addEventListener("click", getFile,true);
		}
	}
function getFile () {
window.open("http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip");
}

 

 

 

I know the code is sloppy but it works.

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An easy way I've been finding the download link is to just search for hosts.zip in my browser and wallah it jumps right to the clandestinely well camouflaged download link.

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another 40 sites removed, I would have thought the net effect would be to grow rather than decrease.

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another 40 sites removed, I would have thought the net effect would be to grow rather than decrease.

Probably cleaning out old malware and botnet sites that don't exist anymore

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Yeah, I figured that would be one of the main reasons, but with all the scammer, spammer & general malicious sites out there, I figured there would be more getting flagged & added than there would be getting taken off the list.

 

Just curious I guess.

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...with all the scammer, spammer & general malicious sites out there, I figured there would be more getting flagged & added than there would be getting taken off the list.

 

I've been manually converting the EasyList "malwaredomains_full" block list for browsers, and then editing it in a text editor to remove all those "^" characters in-mass, and then having all those "||" characters changed in-mass to 127.0.0.1 to make it HOSTS file compatible. Doing that blocks allot more stuff that way! Then with HostsXpert I let it get rid of the duplicates that might have already been added by the installed MVPS HOSTS file.

Edited by Andavari

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Has anyone heard of this host file ?

 

Not sure if it's included within MVPS as well but this one targets Malware domains not ads

 

Got it from this site.

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