HostsCK updated to version 2.2.6.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.6.0

  • Added: Setting in Settings > Input to automatically add 0.0.0.0 and block an address when
    pasting a web address into the text box. E.G. “https://redisoft.uk/privacy-policy/” is
    pasted as “0.0.0.0 redisoft.uk”.
  • Added: Setting in Settings > Misc to warn that Hosts is disabled when HostsCK exits.
  • Added: HostsCK checks that the Hosts file can be edited and is not locked by
    another program when it starts. See Help.
  • Added: Added font colouring for “# My Saved Sites”, “# Start Of Microsoft Blocks #”
    and “# Start Of EXTRA Microsoft Blocks #” orange, lime and red respectively.
  • Added: “View List” Link to view the Microsoft extra blocks list in your text editor.
    Link is on the “You have the latest version” message box when checking for an
    update to the extra blocks.
  • Fixed: Fixed the English language file getting corrupted during install or
    update in certain cases.
  • Fixed: Fixed a memory leak in HostsDE.
  • Improved: Only the domain name of a web address gets pasted into the
    text box. E.G. “https://redisoft.uk/privacy-policy/” becomes “redisoft.uk”
    when using the Paste menu item to paste a web address into the text box.
    Ctrl+V overrides this behaviour so the full address gets pasted.
  • Changed: Check Hosts is disabled when restoring a Hosts backup until that
    backup has been saved.

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.5.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.5.0

This update fixes the many problems that Windows update KB4481480 caused:

  • Fixed: Completed the fix for the broken visual styling.
  • Fixed: Check for program updates broken.
  • Fixed: HostsCK form flicker when starting.
  • Fixed: Menu items not being translated.
  • Fixed: Some message boxes not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed: Many other small bugs related to the KB4481480 update.
  • Fixed: HostsDE exiting without explanation in Windows 10.
  • Fixed: Hosts file last updated information bar in the built in browser not showing
    for some users. (not due to Windows update KB4481480)
  • Changed: If you chose to include the Microsoft extra blocks list in settings
    the list will be downloaded if it does not already exist.

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.3.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.3.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: HostsCK could become unresponsive when checking for program updates.
  • Fixed: Spelling mistake in message box.
  • Changed: Stronger encryption is used when sending an email using
    “Email with bugs or suggestions”. Also, due to a server-side change,
    the HostsCK email client has been updated.
    The email client will no longer work on earlier versions of HostsCK.
  • Updated: Language files and license.

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.2.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.2.0

This update includes the following:

  • Added: Setting to add extra Microsoft blocks to the Hosts when
    opening and saving a file. Please read the IMPORTANT-INFORMATION-HERE.
  • Fixed: HostsCK no longer detects font colouring when searching or changing
    colour schemes as changes to the Hosts file.
  • Fixed: The HostsCK installer hiding the lists directory in “AppData\Local\HostsCK”

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.0.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.0.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Correct menu icons are shown if HostsCK is running in
    the system tray.
  • Fixed: HostsDE showing a “The process cannot access the file” warning if
    checking for an updated Hosts file.
  • Fixed: The larger font when typing setting now works.
  • Fixed: The reading icon was being shown on the ‘Addresses blocked’
    status label when changing between showing own icons or not in settings.
  • Improved: The Startup code has been re-organized so HostsCK starts more
    smoothly and, if using the English language file, starts slightly quicker.
  • Added: When highlighting text in the main textbox, ‘Copy’ and ‘Cut’ menu items
    will be displayed enabling you to quickly copy or cut the selected text.
    This can be disabled in Settings > Input > Show copy menu.
  • Removed ‘Check for updated Hosts’ setting as it has been replaced with HostsDE
    checking for Hosts updates.
  • Changed: The ‘No duplicate entries found’ message box no longer shows ‘Hosts OK’.
  • Changed: ‘Cut’, ‘Copy’, ‘Paste’ and ‘Select All’ right-click menu items have been
    moved above the ‘Saved Sites’ menu items.
  • Updated: Updated the Microsoft blocks list.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.9.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.9.0

This update includes the following:

  • Added: HostsDE can check for mvps updates periodically while
    it is running and provides protection against the renaming or
    deletion of the Hosts as well as preventing changing it’s read-only
    attribute by other programs.
  • Added: HostsCK can now clear the Internet Explorer cache as well
    as cookies when closing the built in browser. Help
  • Added: You can now use your own button images on the toolbar.
  • Added: Setting to show URLs in main textbox. Links can be clicked
    and opened in your default browser.
  • Improved: HostsCK’s total load time reduced by up to 1 second. *
  • Improved: Search textbox back and fore colour will be the same
    as the main textbox.
  • Improved: The Design panel in Settings has a more logical layout.
  • Changed: Search textbox text highlight happens on mouse up
    instead of mouse down.
  • Changed: Slight redesign to the About window.
  • Minor bug fixes: Several bugs squashed.

    * The less free memory your computer has the faster the increase in
    load times will be.

    Thanks to: John, Mike66, Sanka, Lau, Ragga, Richard, Liam, Heidi, Seb, The Milkman and Hoss
    for asking if the Internet Explorer cache could be cleared or that the toolbar
    images could be changed and helping with the testing of the changes.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.8.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.8.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Correct language was not shown is some message boxes.
  • Bug Fix: Font settings were not being loaded.
  • Improved: HostsCK handles very large Hosts files much more efficiently.
  • Added: You can now drag and drop a Hosts or Hosts.txt file on to the textbox to load it.
  • Added: Edit panel providing quick access to redo, undo and zoom functions as well as
    displaying the textbox line number.
  • Added: You can check your saved allowed sites. HostsCK can check that the connection to
    the sites is working. Site check is available from the userlist window.
  • Added: Greyscale colour scheme for the textbox.
  • Added: Option to install APHont Font, a font developed specifically for low vision readers
    by American Printing House. The font can be chosen from settings to make the Hosts clearer
    to read for low vision users. Full download needed.
  • Minor tweaks: Several graphical tweaks to various forms.
    Icon on main form now shows by default. See Help file under ‘Change Settings’.
    A space is added after 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1 when hitting the return key in the main textbox
    if HostsCK is set to add those automatically.
    The main textbox fore colour should stay as the chosen fore colour when editing.
    If using the default MVPS Hosts, the updated info is highlighted slightly if using the
    default colour scheme.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.6.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.6.0

This update includes the following:

  • Saving a selected site to the saved list now works as expected.
    In some cases the saved list file was getting locked and could not be written to.
  • If language file updates are essential they will be downloaded when HostsCK
    is updated.
  • There is now an option to download the help file from the settings dialog.
  • Full view mode added to the textbox right-click menu.
    Full view hides everything on the HostsCK window except for the textbox.
    While in full view, HostsCK can be resized.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.5.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.5.0

This update includes the following:

  • Hosts now shows as Read Only when saving after restoring a backup.
  • HostsCK checks that it is being run with administrator privileges earlier
    in code.
  • GetIP text colouring happens much faster.
  • The default colour scheme has been changed to a more modern look.
  • The main window colour has been changed to compliment the new default
    colour scheme.