Author Topic: webshield replaces hosts file?  (Read 3014 times)

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stevejrc

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webshield replaces hosts file?
« on: February 19, 2005, 06:59:14 PM »
the "url blocking" seems to act the same as an ad-blocking host file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

would be good if such a hosts list could be added to "url blocking" in one go, stripping
127.0.0.1 and #comments.

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Re: webshield replaces hosts file?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 07:07:43 PM »
URL blocking in WebShield is quite different. First, it's for HTTP (web sites) only. Next, it looks quite different when you try to access a blocked site - try it yourself.

About the possibilty to import the list - here was some discussion about this http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10803.0

The answer is "sorry, not at this moment", a much more complete URL management package may be actually part of one of our upcoming products... :)


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stevejrc

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Re: webshield replaces hosts file?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2005, 07:15:34 PM »
thanks vlk, I didnt see the previous discussion.