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IMPORTANT: Read the classification explanations BEFORE loading sites listed in this database (classification explanations).

IMPORTANT: If you are using programs such as HostsMan, uBlock, ABP or are using the files for blocking on devices such as routers, please consider switching to the dedicated classification files.

Note: Please be advised, the full file releases have now been deprecated. Please use the partial files.

Hosts File Installation (Windows)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted and rename it to HOSTS with no .TXT extension. Copy the renamed HOSTS file to one of the following locations depending on your version of Windows.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1

    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows NT/2000

    C:\Winnt\System32\Drivers\Etc

  • Windows 95/98/Me

    C:\Windows
If you are running Windows 2000 or above and you are not a part of a domain, or notice a considerable slowdown, you will need to disable the Windows DNS Client Service.

To accomplish this, click Start, Run and type "services.msc" and click OK. Double click DNS Client service entry, set its startup type to manual and stop the service. You will need to be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to perform this task. After you have stopped the DNS Client you may install your hosts file.

Failure to disable the DNS Client may cause your computer to slow down and/or stop responding until the DNS Client is stopped. If you'd like to keep the DNS client enabled, whilst still using a large HOSTS file such as hpHosts, should use the hosts-optimized.zip package.

Hosts File Installation (Linux)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted and rename it to hosts (lowercase and with no extension). Copy/move the renamed HOSTS file to the following location.

From a terminal (for non BeOS users):

sudo cp ./hosts.txt /etc/hosts

For BeOS:

sudo cp ./hosts.txt /boot/beos/etc/hosts


Hosts File Installation (MAC)

Extract the contents of hosts.zip to a folder on your hard disk. Locate the file named hosts.txt which you just extracted. Copy the renamed HOSTS file to the following location.

From a terminal:

mv ./hosts.txt /private/etc/hosts


Note: For detailed information on installing the HOSTS file on MAC's, please refer to: http://www.mactip.net/how-to-edit-the-hosts-file-on-a-mac/
Individual Classifications
File Description Location
ATS (ad_servers.txt) Updated: Wed 12th June 2019

This file contains ad/tracking servers listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block ad/tracking sites/servers and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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EMD (emd.txt) Updated: Wed 12th June 2019

This file contains malware sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block malware sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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EXP (exp.txt) Updated: Fri 25th May 2018

This file contains exploit sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block exploit sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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FSA (fsa.txt) Updated: Thu 15th August 2019

This file contains fraud sites listed in the hpHosts database. This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block fraud sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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GRM (grm.txt) Updated: Thu 15th November 2018

This file contains sites involved in spam (that do not otherwise meet any other classification criteria) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block spam sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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HFS (hfs.txt) Updated: Sat 20th January 2018

This file contains sites spamming the hpHosts forums (and not meeting any other classification criteria) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block these sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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HJK (hjk.txt) Updated: Thu 1st November 2018

This file contains hijack sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block hijack sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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MMT (mmt.txt) Updated: Sun 30th December 2018

This file contains sites involved in misleading marketing (e.g. fake Flash update adverts) listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block misleading marketing sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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PHA (pha.txt) Updated: Mon 5th August 2019

This file contains illegal pharmacy sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block illegal pharmacy sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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PSH (psh.txt) Updated: Thu 15th August 2019

This file contains phishing sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block phishing sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
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PUP (pup.txt) Updated: Tue 13th August 2019

This file contains PUP sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
WRZ (wrz.txt) Updated: Wed 12th June 2019

This file contains warez/piracy sites listed in the hpHosts database This should ONLY be downloaded by those wanting to block warez/piracy sites and nothing else, and requires manual merging.
Download
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