Author Topic: Windows 7 / HostsMan Incompatible + I Need Original Hosts File  (Read 12303 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BRANDONN2008

  • Guest
Re: Windows 7 / HostsMan Incompatible + I Need Original Hosts File
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2010, 01:26:22 AM »
God bless you YoKenny! The beta works, it disables the DNS Client, my internet loads, and no "no bootable partition in table!" Third time's the charm!

cluckly old fish

  • Guest
Re: Windows 7 / HostsMan Incompatible + I Need Original Hosts File
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 03:27:12 AM »
The HOST file is usually located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

As stated above the original HOST file is found as follows.....



# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost



You can manually modify this file without having to log off nor reboot your machine as the
change will generally take a minute or so after saving changes to it...



# Notes: the browser does not read this "#" symbol         #
# You can create your own notes, after the # symbol        #
# This *must* be the first line: 127.0.0.1     localhost   #
# *********************************************************#
# ---------------- Updated: Oct-08-2009 -------------------#
# *********************************************************#
#                                                          #
# Entries with comments are all searchable via Google.     #
#                                                          #
# Disclaimer: this file is free to use for personal use    #
# only. Furthermore it is NOT permitted to copy any of the #
# contents or host on any other site without permission or #
# meeting the full criteria of the below license terms.    #
#                                                          #
# This work is licensed under the Creative Commons         #
# Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.            #
# http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/        #

127.0.0.1  localhost

#start of lines added by WinHelp2002
# [Misc A - Z]
127.0.0.1  fr.a2dfp.net
127.0.0.1  m.fr.a2dfp.net
127.0.0.1  ad.a8.net
127.0.0.1  asy.a8ww.net
127.0.0.1  acezip.net #[SiteAdvisor.acezip.net]
127.0.0.1  www.acezip.net #[Win32/Adware.180Solutions]
127.0.0.1  phpadsnew.abac.com
127.0.0.1  banners.absolpublisher.com
127.0.0.1  tracking.absolstats.com
127.0.0.1  adv.abv.bg
127.0.0.1  bimg.abv.bg
127.0.0.1  www2.a-counter.kiev.ua



Bare in mind you can only use Domain Names not IP address's...

Many company's tend to get around the HOST File by sending their packets to your machine
with the following type of Domain Name....

24.143.192.24.akamai.net

For some reason unless this has changed with Vista\7 OS the HOST file sees this as an IP address and either ignores it or renders the HOST File useless...

If you are using a lengthy HOST File the Windows OS has issues with this as well and is widely
suggested that you set DNS Caching to MANUAL or preferably DISABLED[/b...

I have my DNS Caching Service DISABLED and have noticed no real difference in the machines
performance when resolving Domain Names...

Go to my computer, back click, and click on Manage...
Click on Services and Applications
Click on Services

A box will appear where you will see all the services your machine is running or not running.
Scroll down to DNS Client and double click on that entry in which another box will appear.

On the Start Up type tab select Manual or Disable then close.

You may have to actually reboot for this to take effect ....
This was done from XP Home so the procedure may differ slightly with Vista or 7 OS...

Please consult your specific OS guide before changing any settings on your system...
Please do not shut off services with out first researching them as there are some services
that must run or you will have to have a Windows disc to REBOOT your OS...

Research the services that are running and you will be most surprised to find that many services are simply not needed and can be DISABLED...