Pls help me check these HOSTS entries

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  1. Phoenix

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  2. trungpt

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    Wow, a lot of entries. My host file is empty :D (not counting comment lines).
     
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  3. Phoenix

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    aren't you concerned about telemetry?
     
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  4. murphy78

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    1) Microsoft whitelists their websites in their files. HOSTS file listing won't stop the traffic
    2) This is like erecting a dam instead of turning off the faucet

    You can turn off the spying by changing a few registry master switch keys
     
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  5. glennsamuel32

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    These ip's are only useful if you are blocking them in the router...
    Microsoft has hard coded their ip's into their dlls, so basically host file blocking is useless...
     
  6. LiteOS

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    try to block using firewall
    there same guide here
     
  7. Phoenix

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    I have also blocked them in the router, but what I wanna know is which of these entries might break the functionality of windows rather than simply blocking telemetry, like I experienced with the blocking of apps.skype.com and officliceclient...... Now I'm not sure I can trust these entries......

    also, noone answered my question why all the MS Edge sites included in these entries? how is that telemetry ? seems like it would block MS Edge entirely
     
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  8. glennsamuel32

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    #8 glennsamuel32, May 28, 2016
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    I used a list on my router which included the above, but was more comprehensive -- 784 entries...
    It doesn't break windows...but if you need to do certain tasks that connect to MS sites, you would need to disable the blocking...
    For example, Windows updates, Office updates, etc...

    You are asking about a MS program that needs to connect to the internet to do it's job ;)
    Will it break if you block it --- most certainly
    Will it transmit telemetry data if it works --- what do you think ?

    It's clear that if you wish to block telemetry, don't use MS apps at all...
    Shouldn't be difficult as you have so many better alternatives...
     
  9. Palladin

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    You can try PeerBlock.
    While it hasn't been updated in a while, and the docs leave much to be desired, it's not that difficult to get it up and running, and it is constantly blocking Microsoft sites, as well as a lot of other questionable sites, like the DoublePimp Network.

    It's much more active in Win-10 than it was in Win-7.
    It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
     
  10. glennsamuel32

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    PeerBlock doesn't work on Win10...
    The ways to block telemetry are clear and are well documented here...
    The OP's question is different...
     
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    #11 Palladin, May 28, 2016
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    Well, I would have to disagree with you that PeerBlock doesn't work with Win-10.

    Here's the output of PeerBlock this afternoon on my Win-10 installation.
    There were 2,767 attempts to 58 unique IP address. Lots of them were to Microsoft.

    The OP could have taken the list he was going to put in the Hosts file, and created a list for PeerBlock and they would all be blocked.

    Code:
    5/20/2016 13:14 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:49705 52.34.245.108:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:14 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:49706 52.32.150.180:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:15 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49749 65.52.108.59:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:15 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49754 157.56.96.58:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:15 Comodo CA 192.168.0.4:49779 178.255.83.1:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:22 Xerox Corporation 192.168.0.4:123 13.85.70.43:123 UDP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:22 MS Hotmail 192.168.0.4:49840 64.4.54.253:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:27 Xerox Corporation 192.168.0.4:49841 13.107.5.88:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:27 Xerox Corporation 192.168.0.4:49842 13.107.3.128:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 13:54 Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 192.168.0.4:49959 174.129.233.123:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 14:12 Amazon Technologies Inc 192.168.0.4:50199 52.72.165.9:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 14:14 Amazon Technologies Inc 192.168.0.4:50216 52.71.231.124:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 14:21 Los Alamos National Laboratory 192.168.0.4:50276 192.16.31.61:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 15:25 MS Hotmail 192.168.0.4:50575 64.4.26.155:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 15:39 Limelight Networks, Inc 192.168.0.4:50671 68.142.79.70:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 15:39 Limelight Networks, Inc 192.168.0.4:50672 68.142.79.69:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 15:39 Limelight Networks, Inc 192.168.0.4:50674 68.142.79.70:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 15:39 Limelight Networks, Inc 192.168.0.4:50675 68.142.79.69:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 16:34 SoftLayer Technologies Inc 192.168.0.4:49728 50.23.131.203:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:07 SoftLayer Technologies Inc 192.168.0.4:49744 50.22.232.74:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:10 ThePlanet.com Internet Services Inc 192.168.0.4:49784 184.172.52.106:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:17 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49932 157.56.138.194:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:17 MS Hotmail 192.168.0.4:49935 64.4.54.254:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:17 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49957 157.56.138.198:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:19 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49973 131.253.61.82:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:19 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49974 131.253.61.80:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:19 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49975 131.253.61.84:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 17:19 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49976 131.253.61.68:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:00 PC World 192.168.0.4:50137 70.42.185.10:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:00 PC World 192.168.0.4:50147 70.42.185.101:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:00 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:50168 52.201.103.42:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:00 Amazon Technologies Inc 192.168.0.4:50172 52.73.237.129:443 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:28 PC World 192.168.0.4:50386 70.42.185.102:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 18:57 Comodo CA 192.168.0.4:50533 178.255.83.2:80 TCP Blocked
    5/20/2016 19:29 ThePlanet.com Internet Services Inc 192.168.0.4:50608 184.172.52.99:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:23 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49911 157.55.133.204:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:23 Microsoft Corporation 192.168.0.4:49923 134.170.185.126:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:25 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:49990 52.35.149.230:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:31 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:50029 65.55.54.43:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:31 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:50030 65.55.54.41:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 12:31 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:50031 65.55.54.42:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 16:13 Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 192.168.0.4:49910 174.129.216.94:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 16:13 Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 192.168.0.4:49913 174.129.192.39:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 16:13 Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 192.168.0.4:49917 174.129.216.94:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 16:13 Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 192.168.0.4:49918 174.129.192.39:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 16:30 MSFT-EP 192.168.0.4:50119 168.62.178.197:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 17:09 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49719 207.46.113.50:80 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 17:09 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49734 131.253.61.98:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 17:09 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49736 131.253.61.96:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 17:53 Microsoft Corp 192.168.0.4:49713 65.55.2.2:443 TCP Blocked
    5/27/2016 18:08 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:123 52.169.179.91:123 UDP Blocked
    5/27/2016 18:09 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:8 52.169.179.91 ICMP Blocked
    5/27/2016 18:58 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc 192.168.0.4:50189 52.36.148.12:443 TCP Blocked
     
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  13. Phoenix

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    PeerBlock is a dead project that hasn't been updated in 2 years
     
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    #14 Palladin, May 28, 2016
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