Hosts file

  guesswho2 17:33 11 Oct 2007
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I have read many of the posts re hosts file and I have been fiddling about in my amateurish way. I am on the point of downloading a hosts file from mvps.org but haven't quite got the courage to do it! When I look in ---drivers\etc I see that I have, amongst other entries, a 'hosts' shown as a File of 183kB and also a 'hosts.txt' Text Document 183kB.These read as if put there by Spybot and I've inserted another website in the txt one, viz dell.com-VOSTRO because this has started forcing itself in when I'm in the PCA site. Could someone explain which of these my computer will refer to, the txt one or the other?
Would I be well advised to download the mvps file and, if so, what should be done with the other hosts files?

  Graham. 17:43 11 Oct 2007

I got mine from click here. Also consider Hosts Toggle from the same site.

  guesswho2 19:29 11 Oct 2007

Thanks Graham but I really would like to know about which hosts file is which. I'd love someone to tell me exactly how to install a hosts file.

  guesswho2 19:39 11 Oct 2007

Back again Graham! Looked again at that website and maybe it does have all the answers - I'm a bit scared of doing the wrong thing!
Thanks for your help.

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