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Offline hilljack

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URL Blocking list
« on: November 10, 2009, 04:01:41 PM »
Hello all, I am do a clean install of Windows 7 from Vista and using the migration tool for all my email, settings, documents etc. One thing that I cannot seem to bring over is a VERY long list of URLs that I have blocked in the Avast! WebShield > Customize > URL Blocking. Does anyone know where this list is stored in the directory structure? I've looked in all the hidden and system places I could think of and can't find it. Or alternatively, is there a way to export this list and load it onto another computer (the same way that I can export my list of blocked cookies in IE and load on another install)?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Offline igor

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Re: URL Blocking list
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 05:56:18 PM »
No, I'm afraid there no way to export that list.
As for where it's stored - it's in a binary database file... so it's not really accessible there either.

Offline Lisandro

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Re: URL Blocking list
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 07:51:31 PM »
Isn't it better to block them at Hosts file.
I suggest HostMan to manage it (http://www.abelhadigital.com/).
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Offline YoKenny

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Re: URL Blocking list
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 09:53:59 PM »
HostsMan is a good HOSTS file manager and its browser speedup proxy HostsServer is good as well.

I use hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files.

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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