HostsCK allows you to open, view, and edit the Windows’ Host file so that you can easily change and manage the list of blocked and allowed websites from one place.
The hosts file in the Windows operating system plays the role of editing and mapping hostnames to create easily read URLs from complicated IP addresses. Your configurations directly influence this file, so it will depend on your DNS settings. If you set up that a DNS request will never leave your computer, you can easily do so easily. It helps you block ads, for example.
With HostsCK, editing the host tool within Windows is made easy. You don’t need to change the configurations to directly see the settings and how the current DNS settings look. You can arrange which requests are accepted and which ones are blocked so that you can easily make sure no unsolicited content makes its way on your computer.
When you first download this app, you’ll have to go through a quick installation process. You’ll then want to launch the app as an Admin and simply close the service that’s currently responsible for your DNS requests. Then, you’re able to open and edit the host file easily, as you’ll be able to see the information easier with different font colors.
In the app itself, you can see the list of blocked websites. The app does that by giving you access to mvps.org, where you can see the blocked sites’ detailed list. From there, you can download this list and use it to update your host file. From there, you’ll be able to create and change your host file and change the settings according to your needs.
If at any point, you’re unhappy with the changes or with the settings, you can easily revert them to the original settings. The great thing about this app is that it can help you block ads and unwanted sites, which is normally done by various apps and extensions. Although these extensions do so at a cost – they will take up valuable resources, and many of them, too.
Again, if you’re not happy with any settings, you can easily revert the changes and use your default settings. Everything is quite easy to manage and handle with this app. From now on, you won’t have to worry about any unwarranted sites making their way onto your screen. You’ll also be free of ads and any potentially harmful websites, which can creep into your host settings.
HostsCK is a great application that allows you to edit and view the host file within Windows. You can also change the settings inside this file with this application easily.
You can add or remove DNS addresses that you want to block, and you can change the settings at any time. If you’re not happy with them, you can also revert the settings easily.