Hosts file (2)

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Subject: Hosts file (2)
Posted by:  Lil' Abner (blvs…
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009

This doesn't quite fit in the other thread but here's my take on the MVPS
HOSTS file. Although it is a little annoying once in a while, I prefer to
leave it intact. It blocks most ANY google-sponsered link, but if you
really want to go to those links you can just paste the destination URL in
your browser. I have WOT installed in Firefox and I notice that more google
sponsored links than not are not safe sites anyway.
I can't for the life of me why Google would mislead you on a search term to
an untrusted site. The main one that comes to mind is "malwarebytes" which
shows up links to rogue sites such as ""
Unfortunately the last time this was mentioned, more people came to the
defense of Google than not.
I don't like to be on the losing side, so I'll refrain from further... :-)

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