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 Security - windows system HOSTS File Reader - windows hosts file editor, toggler
Some time ago I posted a review on hosts files and how they are a good tool to prevent web page ad's and prevent you from accidently going to bad web sites. I stumbled across this little program in one of the forums and I really like it. It allows you to view, edit, and disable the windows hosts file. All you have to do is download the hostsfilereader.exe and double click it. There is no installation and the two download locations should be safe to download from. If you have no clue what a  hosts file is, check one of the links below.

Quote from the website (Sorry, the author's website no longer exists)
Download HostsFileReader: Location 1 
Download HostsFileReader: Location 2 (preferred location)
What is the hosts file? (includes links to an ad blocking hosts file)
How to block most major parasites, hijackers and unwanted Search Engines with a hosts file
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