“Block Website” is a simple and effective hosts file manager which allows for quick and easy commenting and uncommenting (turning on and off) addresses to be blocked. If you like to use your hosts file to block websites, ads and perhaps Windows 10 spying, Block Website hosts manager might make your task a little easier. Block Website works particularly well with our provided Windows 10 SpyBlock hosts file. Notice below in our host file you can simply click on one of our commented lines, then click the “Un Comment Selected”. Using Block Website you can save and backup your hosts file before you commit new changes. Note: the trial version Allows to use the utility up to 15 Times then you must pay $5.00 for the software. This software was tested with our Windows 10 Antispy host file, as seen below. Block Website is geared towards managing a single hosts file.
HostsMan is free and is geared toward managing multiple hosts files. It has everything you would need to download specified hosts files and then merge them with your current hosts file or a separate hosts file of your choosing. You can also input custom URLs and check periodically for newer versions of those files. Multiple hosts file lists will be downloaded, merged and applied to your active hosts file. Having the ability to merge massive lists will quickly make for a very large hosts file and will possibly slow your browsing down. HostsMan will notify you of an overly large hosts file and ask you to disable the “DNS Client” service on your computer. Only do this if necessary. I did not experience this issue after flushing my DNS cache which you can also do within HostsMan. Don’t forget to donate so HostMan can be supported into the future.
To disable your DNS client:
2. Type services.msc in the search box. For Windows 10 it will be “Services (local)”
3. Click on services.msc in the search results.
4. Scroll down until you see “DNS Client” in the “Name” column.
5. Double click on “DNS Client.”
6. Click the Stop button.
To re-enable DNS caching, you can click the Start button found by repeating steps 1-5.