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  1. Hosts File Update

    After playing around with Pi-hole Found this entry that contains a massive amount of 3rd party host file entries including Winhelp2002 entries. "almost" like an one host stop file now
  2. Blocking of advertisements

    Emailed the developers and asked them how well Pi-hole and browser based ad blockers work. This was their response So in the end one would still need a browser based ad blocker...
  3. Blocking of advertisements

    I decided to try out the Pi-hole project. Just to see what all the fuzz is about and how it works and got a Pi in the closet that does nothing. Have to say, it's impressive. What Pi-hole does is it blocks all ads, malware, cryptocurrency mining on a network level, not per device with no added ad-ons on the device. Being it a tablet, cellphone or your fridge where one browse the internet. The interface is extremely use friendly, the stats it provide is handy and clear. Quite shocking at times as well. Here are some of my stats. The red block is entries of the 3rd party lists that I have added just to cover more basses. The rest are standard entries provided by the developers. Note: that this is only for about 5 hours give or take of stats and not consecutive browsing. As can see there was 4 clients that made 4,946 DNS requites out of that 1,224 was blocked or Pi-holed as they state it, out of a list of 109,935 blockable entries. To think how big the internet is and we only know of about 109,935 bad/no go domains. (at time if writhing) The only small drawback that I see is that this will only help on your network, and once the device is off your network and onto others network you are back at square one with the ads and so on. Over all I can see this; Providing stats of who is browsing what sites (even gave me the stats of my phone applications DNS requests ) Helping parents blocking snooping kids.... Keeping your browsing save and clean ON ALL devices on your network.
  4. CCleaner

    Hey and welcome to the forum. The following two entries you have nothing to be concern about Windows Explorer - Thumbnail Cache System - Windows Log Files They are normal, day to day entries that are created by your system on a regular basis. For the other two, I just noted on my system, some software uses IE as the default Browser even though IE is not set as your default browser.
  5. Hosts File Update

    Where does one draw the line to protect oneself on the web .
  6. Hosts File Update

    Anybody know anything about this CoinBlockerLists host file ? It is mentioned here bleepingcomputer
  7. Hosts File Update

    They take away a LOT of "Fun and games" sites . Wonder if they do not work with a lot of Adblock, uBlock enc subscriptions, not to duplicate the entries
  8. Winapp2.ini additions

    I am not justifying his behavior (mostly his wording, his frustration I can understand), just justifying the fact that there is an Acrobat 2017 version available. I am dropping this Acrobat debate now. Think I made my point.
  9. Malwarebytes issue

    Strange, it did effect mine ( used 10gb of RAM on my end. LOL
  10. Winapp2.ini additions

    Just remember, not EVERYTHING revolve around the "great" U.S.A, there are other contries as well.... Download Acrobat 2017 It's within their KB....
  11. Blocking of advertisements

    You did what was asked, short to the point !! HAHAHA. Sounds like software that I know of called Deep Freeze. It's a slept to setup correctly but the principle the same: Lock OS and applications down, Reboot and all is gone after a session. Okay drifting a bit here, that a massive amount of overkill just to get protected from "ads"
  12. Blocking of advertisements

    Do you mind elaborating on it a bit ? What I am seeing here is all are using some sort of Browser blocker.. Interesting development...
  13. Blocking of advertisements

    To follow up on Andavaris post Just look at all the entries within the Host file and EasyList as a guide and note all the common misspellings of the sites. Sothing else to look into and the the amount of traffic they get....
  14. Blocking of advertisements

    You must watch it calling them 'The man", some people may find it offensive: "The WoMan" It not about them listening in, it's more about the frustration of seeing some of this ads online, the fact that it's heavy on data usage and this new Browser mining epidemic that is going around. Was hit by a site a while back and darn my girl (my PC) was mad at me.... Was wondering if Browese addons and Host file not cause duplicate entries some of the time hmmmm.
  15. January Desktops:

    So here mine for the time being