Today we will be telling you about a very smart method to do hosting. Basically we want to go for hosting when we do not want to memorize the IP addresses of a particular host, we can give a name to it, which will help us to remember that IP by a name. Whenever we will put that name in the browser then system will under stand that IP address and then it will redirect us to that specific IP. Sometimes we need a secure host file configuration so that when ever we are directed to a suspicious host name then instead of entering into that IP we should be blocked and this can be done by the host file present in our system.
So, we decide to bring up a tool which will solve this issue of providing you a secure host file. and this tool is known as Hosts Man. Which can download the updated version of Hosts file from internet and then you can browse safely. Incase of Windows 7 the host file is present at this location: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. For any other Windows OS version, you can search for it, as it is named as ‘hosts’ and it will be there among the system files.
You can see a small application window of this tool. Where you can disable the the host file with the very first option. With the second option you can can update you file, so that all the virus infected sites available on the internet will be blocked. When I updated by host file then 14,500 entries were made in it or I should say that all the threat based websites were enlisted in it, so i will never be redirected to them. With the third option you can edit the entries in your host file i.e. you can edit any entry which is present in that host and then that site will not be blocked any more. But I will suggest that you should not do it, until and unless you are sure about that website.
The size of this freeware is around 2 Mb and it will take no time to get installed. This tool is expected to be compatible with all the versions of Windows as it has been checked with Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate edition. If you are an internet freak then you should go for it. Use it n Enjoy!!!