Windows 10 hosts file

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  1. razRA

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  2. SpeedDream

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    #2 SpeedDream, Oct 2, 2015
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  3. razRA

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    #3 razRA, Oct 2, 2015
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    My one is pretty big one for some reason



    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
    # localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost






    0.0.0.0 vortex.data.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 choice.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 telemetry.appex.bing.net
    0.0.0.0 telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
    0.0.0.0 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 survey.watson.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 watson.live.com
    0.0.0.0 watson.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 compatexchange.cloudapp.net
    0.0.0.0 a-0001.a-msedge.net
    0.0.0.0 statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    0.0.0.0 sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    0.0.0.0 fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    0.0.0.0 diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 corp.sts.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 feedback.windows.com
    0.0.0.0 feedback.microsoft-hohm.com
    0.0.0.0 feedback.search.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 rad.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 preview.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 ad.doubleclick.net
    0.0.0.0 ads.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 ads1.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 ads1.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 a.ads1.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 a.ads2.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 adnexus.net
    0.0.0.0 adnxs.com
    0.0.0.0 az361816.vo.msecnd.net
    0.0.0.0 az512334.vo.msecnd.net
    0.0.0.0 ssw.live.com
    0.0.0.0 ca.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 i1.services.social.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
    0.0.0.0 vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    0.0.0.0 pre.footprintpredict.com
    0.0.0.0 spynet2.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 spynetalt.microsoft.com
     
  4. SpeedDream

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    you are using some telemetry blocker or changed hosts file for that purpose
     
  5. Engineer2k2

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    Good job !! Relax....:tea:
     
  6. Garbellano

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    heh. M$ is ignoring all their IPs in that file, meaning...
     
  7. razRA

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    Good to know then..so is all blocked :D
     
  8. hanzzon2

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    Facepalm.jpg
    ..........
     
  9. HelpMe

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    lol, my host file is like 500KB in size and i have MVPS and all telemetry lines blocked and everything seems to be working fine.
     
  10. GOD666

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    My host file is 400 MB. ;) I'm blocking a lot more than just Microsoft. :p
     
  11. Phoenix

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  12. Phoenix

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    That was in the age of single code Pentium CPUs maybe, welcome to 2015
     
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  13. WildByDesign

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    Agreed, but did you read the size of his Hosts file? 400MB would be hundreds of thousands of lines or more. I can see that tripping up the DNS service.
     
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  14. Phoenix

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    oh that is abnormal man, I'd never have such a large hosts file. Even with the big MVPS hosts file it tops off @ around 550KB.

    My hosts file that I posted is only 3.25KB. Along with a good ad blocker, that's all I need. IMHO anything more is just overkill. You need to block the main bad things like telemetry and OpenCandy and some malware infested sites like SourceForge so you don't accidentally download a malware infested program and that's all.

    Just my 2 cents.

    I'm sure a 400 MB hosts file will cripple even the fastest system out there, that's just insane.
     
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  16. shanye

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    Mine is 500kb. It runs fine.
     
  17. kaljukass

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    I like black humor, but it is still so black ....
    There must still be very good head, which is able to produce such kind of humor. :clap:
     
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  18. halasz

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    I think 500kb is smaller than 400MB.
     
  19. Engineer2k2

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    Host file editing or firewall block rule ?

    My Question is -> Is it necessary to edit the host file to block those IP's or we can simply add a Block rule for those IP's in Firewall software (Using 3rd party) ? :confused: