Tool bar buttons from the left: Open a Hosts file, Save the file, check the Hosts file for
duplicate entries, backup the Hosts file, restore the backup, make Hosts file read only,
make Hosts file writable, enable Hosts file, disable Hosts file, revert to original
Microsoft Hosts file, open the built in browser to download a Hosts file, launch GetIP
which fetches a websites IP address, open HostsCK’s settings.
Clicking on the “Check Hosts” button on the toolbar will launch the check
for duplicates function. If duplicate Hosts entries are found they will be
removed. Saving the Hosts completes the change.
The textbox menu featuring the save your own text items.
You can easily save your own entries which are imported
into an updated Hosts file when saved.
Full view mode allows you to concentrate on editing the Hosts entries.
The Integrated browser makes it easy to download an updated Hosts file,
no need to use 2 separate programs.
Getting a websites IP address couldn’t be simpler. Use GetIP to get the
IP address and allow or block it in the Hosts file.
Customize fonts and colours
Use the built in colour schemes or choose your own colours for background, comments
font and blocked and allowed entries fonts. Of course using font colouring can slow down
HostsCK when dealing with massive Hosts files, 100,000 + entries so you can disable
colouring to have HostsCK read a Hosts file as fast as any text editor.
For the advanced user “ipconfig GUI” is included in the installation and can be
launched from the HostsCK Start Menu link.
ipconfig GUI gives the ability to run ipconfig commands from an easy to use interface
and has the advantage of colouring results and makes saving results easy.