MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013


The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [December-06-2013]

Download: hosts.zip (136 kb)
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm

HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ...
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt (519 kb)

Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updated
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/updates.htm

If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful ... please consider a donation ...
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm#donation

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Important Note: This update contains a change in the prefix in the HOSTS entries to "0.0.0.0" instead of the usual "127.0.0.1".This was done to resolve a slowdown issue with the new Win8.1/IE11 and the HOSTS file.

I'm not sure what Microsoft changed in the new version, although I suspect it has something to do with the new "TCP loopback interface" in Win8.1 ... this change in the prefix should not affect users.

If this proves to be a permanant fix ... I will update the website to reflect the changes.

Also, the following entry had to be disabled ... otherwise Healthcare.gov fails ... Imagine that!

# 127.0.0.1  static.chartbeat.com #[affects Healthcare.gov]

More Info:
www.donottrackplus.com/trackers/chartbeat.com.php
"chartbeat.com is a domain used by ChartBeat which is an analytics company that is part of a network of sites, cookies, and other technologies used to track you ..."

Published Fri, Dec 6 2013 17:35 by winhelp2002

Comments

# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

Friday, December 06, 2013 7:21 PM by tony russo

If I run win7 and I don't want to be tracked by any healthcare site, should I even bother to update my hosts file?

# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

Friday, December 06, 2013 9:47 PM by winhelp2002

Tony,

The point is that the site fails when you try to sign on to ObamaCare ... without removing that entry.

Yes you should update, as there are hundreds of new entries ...

# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013 9:55 AM by Randy Knobloch

Thanks once again. Posted in the usual places.

# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013 10:17 AM by tony russo

ok, I updated to the latest version but I want to reactivate that chartbeat entry.  I tried to edit the hosts file and remove the "#" from the second chartbeat entry but it wouldn't let me save the edited file. Can you provide an updated hosts file with the chartbeat entry active for those of us who do not need to worry about Obamacare (i.e., the majority of Americans)?

Thanks for what you do!

# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

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# re: MVPS HOSTS File Update December-06-2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013 7:36 AM by winhelp2002

Tony,

I'm not sure what version of Windows you are using ... however see the following (it's the same for Win7/8 ...

winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostswin8.htm

Scroll down to "Editing the HOSTS File" ... this should allow you to Save the edited HOSTS file.