Malware Blocker 0.1

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (12 votes)

BETA ()

Windows 2000/XP / Open Source / 2,256 downloads

Malware Blocker blocks communication from your computer to any server that is known to be a malicious one. It does that by replacing your HOSTS file (deep inside Windows directory) with a blacklist of malicious servers, which are redirected to 0.0.0.0.

Reviews of Malware Blocker

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 0.1 (Oct 31, 2006)

    There is no ''all in one'' but zone alarm security suite is doing a damn good job at ease of use and being very helpful in many problems most pc's face...

    when my hostfile got messed up,i used this program to edit it and do other things to it..

    Hostman
    http://hostsman.abelhadigital.com/

  2. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tinker8005

    Reviewing 0.1 (Sep 18, 2005)

    Not sure how to rate this. It seldon shows any problems which I surely am not complaining about, however when running other spyware programs I always get something, most so trivial but today!!! I got a high threat trojan and it said it was "gcas.exe" which is this program????

    I went to the file it directed me to and everything is labeles gcas if I were to delete these files this program would not run.

    Why is it saying I have a trojan and its coming from this Beta program?

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 0.1 (Feb 21, 2005)

    My hosts file is 207kb-best source I know of:
    http://www.hosts-file.net/downloads.html
    199kb
    "Get's Trashed"?? the host file is READ-ONLY.
    Secondly there is no all-n-one solution for protecting a pc; yet. This relieves workload from other 'protection' solutions & is highly recommended

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    c4p0ne

    Reviewing 0.1 (Feb 16, 2005)

    Here's the problem, a HOSTS file that is too larch (which eventually it will become) begins to cause serious "unknown" issues. I was using a 62k hosts file and 8 out of 10 or our 90 users were having constant problems accessing certain sites, their e-mails etc.. I think a HOSTS file should be limited to a predefined size. Furthermore, we have the issue of maintaining large HOSTS files because many of the entries in those files tend to drop out of existence after a while making them just take up space.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    tomer_shalev

    Reviewing 0.1 (Feb 15, 2005)

    >>> "...can have significant repercussions if the HOSTS file gets trashed." (AnthonyB)
    The purpose of this project is to maintain a well-tested HOSTS file by contributers. This is why the hosts file wouldn't get trashed

    >>> "is cumbersome to update" (AnthonyB)
    The purpose of this project is to provide an easy
    mechanism for the end-user to update its hosts file.

    >>> "I use a larger hosts file from..." (jon8rfc)
    The HOSTS file for this project is taken from there, with the author's permission, of course.
    The file will be updated regulary, and I'll soon develop an updating mechanism.

    *** Excuse me for giving myself 5 stars ;-)

    Tomer Shalev
    Malware-Blocker maintainer.

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