The Windows Hosts can block many annoying ads, banners and cookies as well as complete websites, potentially speeding up your
web-browsing and keeping you safer online without the need to add yet more plugins to your web browser. And unlike browser plugins a Hosts file can protect you even when you are not browsing by blocking programs from connecting to their home site.
Easy to update the Hosts file.
One click on the toolbar opens the built in browser which can take you to mvps.org or any other website that provides a Hosts blocked list making it easy to download and update the Hosts file.
Save your own blocked or allowed sites.
Save your own sites which will be imported back into the Hosts file when updated. Save addresses to a whitelist so those addresses are not blocked when saving a Hosts.
HostsCK also makes it simple to backup or disable the Hosts file, you can revert back to the original Microsoft file if required. It can lock the Hosts file which will prevent other programs deleting or modifying it and you can easily import your own lists.