Reset the DNS Client with a simple batch file (submitted by: Ronny Ong - 2K/XP only)
DnsManual.bat (resets the DNS Client to Manual) [right-click and select: Save Target As]
DnsDisabled.bat (resets the DNS Client to Disabled) [right-click and select: Save Target As]
To use: double-click on the downloaded file and reboot that's it ...
For all other Questions, Issues and Solutions - see: The HOSTS File FAQ
For detailed Download and Extract Instructions - see: Download Help
How To Uninstall the MVPS HOSTS file
| HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file. |
Includes an option to turn off the unneeded DNS Client Service.
This also has an option to update the existing HOSTS file when needed.
Important! - make sure you select: Default action - Overwrite
Use the Server option to replace the Action Cancelled message. Windows Vista users ... once installed right-click on "hm.exe" and select: Properties
Click the Compatibility tab and select: "Run as Administrator" [screenshot]
This step was resolved in 3.2.71 Beta7. Win7 users see their documentation for more info.
|Rename the HOSTS file on the fly ... a simple one click batch file. (Win9x/XP/Vista/Win7)|
| HostsXpert is a terrific multi-function Hosts File Manager [screenshot]|
Note: no install required, it runs from anywhere ...
You will need to turn off the DNS Client service manually [info here]When updating the HOSTS file make sure to use the Replace option, rather than Merge
Homer is a LocalHost webserver used to replace the Action Cancelled message.
Download a custom image for use in Homer.
Simply save (Save Target As) blocked.gif (2 kb) to the "\Homer\Homer\images\" folder.