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geez, it's about time, I've been checking their site for the last couple of weeks thinking they must be overdue for one.

thanks for the heads-up.

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going back through these posts, there seems to be either a monthly update or every couple of months.
I wonder what they use as a trigger event to decide it's time for a new release.

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Hi Guys and Girls.

 

With all this in Browser mining this dude is fighting an uphill battle. Atleast he is trying.

Host file

There is also an Adblock subscription for this one.

 

Another subscription from Adblock in host file format MalwareDomainList

 

 

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Thank you for the update info Hazelnut.

I always wonder what they've declassified when the Hosts file decreases in size by almost 30kb.

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55 minutes ago, Andavari said:

Thank you for the update info Hazelnut.

I always wonder what they've declassified when the Hosts file decreases in size by almost 30kb.

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

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6 hours ago, Hav0c said:

Anybody know anything about this CoinBlockerLists host file ?

Giving it a whirl in uBlock Origin and the Windows HOSTS file format since some of the URL's in it (only 27 of them) are blocked by filters I already had in uBlock Origin - I don't know how many were already blocked in my HOSTS file though.

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Where does one draw the line to protect oneself on the web :huh:.

 

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I don't think you can draw the line or come to an end point, simply because things keep changing and adblocking software isn't what it used to be just 5-10 years ago because of the new subscriptions that can block malicious activity instead of just annoyances like an animated ad banner.

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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 :)

 

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On 2/9/2018 at 01:24, Hav0c said:

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 :)

 

Somewhat late reply, but nice find. I have been looking for such a thing myself. I don't see hphost being used, however I see they use adaway host, which includes the hphost ad/tracking list only. For me, that is fine and preferably because hphost entire file is very large and it's malware list always seems to generate false positives for me.

On 2/10/2018 at 10:43, Andavari said:

uBlock Origin can also uses HOSTS files, they're located under: Multipurpose

Yes, but then it would only be specific to that browser and not system wide. If you want a system wide tool, I seen that hostman received some big updates last year and is now a much better tool.

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3 hours ago, ROCKNROLL said:

Yes, but then it would only be specific to that browser and not system wide. If you want a system wide tool, I seen that hostman received some big updates last year and is now a much better tool.

System wide ? You mean the actual host file ?

You will not get around with the host file getting MASSIVE at one point in time.

That why I installed a Pi running Pi-Hole with the following subscription for Network wide protection and not just device specific

 	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts 	
	https://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains 	
	http://sysctl.org/cameleon/hosts 	
	https://zeustracker.abuse.ch/blocklist.php?download=domainblocklist 	
	https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_tracking.txt 	
	https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_ad.txt 	
	https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/list.txt 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/list_optional.txt 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/list_browser.txt 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/hosts 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/hosts_optional 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/hosts_browser 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/MiningServerIPList.txt 	
	https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ZeroDot1/CoinBlockerLists/master/list_browser_UBO.txt 	
	https://github.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list/blob/master/hosts.txt

It updates by itself and it's install and forget :)

At time of writhing, Pi-Hole (with the above subscriptions) is blocking 126 139 Domains vs  93 933 network filters + 43 961 cosmetic from uBlock Origin.

 

I also run uBlock Origin in conjunction with the Pi for when if I go off my Network wih my laptop.

The only sad thing that I noted is that uBlock Origin can only accommodate 7 subscriptions under the Custom section where by the Pi-hole seems to be a lot more.

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7 hours ago, Hav0c said:

The only sad thing that I noted is that uBlock Origin can only accommodate 7 subscriptions under the Custom section

I never knew that so thanks for the information! I'm currently at 6 custom subscriptions, so close to maxing it out. It also doesn't help much where it will list some subscriptions as pre-built in ones, and then for whatever the hell reason immediately after they're first updated moves them (and even automatically renames some) and places them into the custom section, in Firefox on my system those were:
* Anti-Adblock Killer | Reek
* Malware domains (long-lived)
* Nano Defender Integration

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