HostsMan 4.5.102

With the aid of this nifty application, you will be able to manage, edit and backup your hosts file through an intuitive interface
Besides your preferred web browser's history, everything you access is stored in a file, conventionally named hosts. Editing content is definitely not a task for everyone, requiring solid knowledge. With the help specialized applications like HostsMan, the overall process becomes a little easier and safer due to the provided features.

Easy deployment and usage

Going through the setup process requires little effort on your behalf, a few mouse clicks assuring the full deployment on your system. The interface is not something out of the ordinary, with most features stored in an upper toolbar.

Since the hosts file is better left untouched, an integrated button lets you give administrator privileges to the application so you can fully edit content.

View and handle update sources

Additionally, you gain access to a list of update sources that can be populated with your own entries for enhanced accessibility. Updates can be done automatically, with status indicator for last check and successful update.

An integrated hosts file editor

Moreover, you can view content of the file either in a text editor or the application's dedicated such feature. Choosing the latter brings up a new window, letting you easily block web pages you consider are a threat or with inappropriate content.

Multiple maintenance tools

Integrated functions give you the possibility to check for errors in an attempt to have them fixed, as well as find duplicates for a slight boost in performance. An exclusion list can also be managed, and even have your IP replaced with a custom entry.

Create backups for more safety

For increased safety, the application also comes equipped with a backup manager, which is recommended to use before any changes are made. This brings up a different window, with intuitive controls and a preview section to identify the correct file.

In conclusion

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that HostsMan is just the right tool in case you need to handle your hosts file. Even though it is a risky and complicated procedure, the application lets you stay on the safe side with backups, while the intuitive interface offers thorough editing options.

Reviewed by on August 1st, 2014

Also available: HostsMan Portable


last updated on:
September 2nd, 2014, 13:52 GMT
file size:
2.8 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
abelhadigital.com
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 2003 / 2008 / Server 2012
category:
C: \ Network Tools \ Misc. Networking Tools

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What's New in This Release:
  • added: import exclusion list by dropping file to the "Exclusion List" window;
  • changed: Exclusion List window is now resizable;
  • changed: "Import/Export..." menu item replaced with "Import Hosts..." and "Export Hosts..." items;
  • changed: other minor UI improvements;
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HostsMan is a handy and reliable software application that lets you manage your Hosts file with great ease.Users can e...

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