Malware Blocker 0.1 for Windows

by Tomer Shalev

Avg. Rating 4.0 (12 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,303
Publisher Tomer Shalev
Homepage Malware Blocker

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v0.1 on 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/

Tinker8005

Tinker8005 reviewed v0.1 on 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?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.1 on 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

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v0.1 on 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.

tomer_shalev

tomer_shalev reviewed v0.1 on 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.

jon8rfc

jon8rfc reviewed v0.1 on Feb 15, 2005

This is a better solution than using ad/spyware removers like AnthonyB has mentioned. Those programs remove the junk AFTER you're already infected, a good HOSTS file prevents that from happening in the first place. HOSTS files can't stop everything, because there's always someone new causing havoc, so it needs to be updated.

I use a larger hosts file from http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm which is updated at least weekly.

I still suggest running an ad/spyware remover such as adaware or spybot to pick up the little bits, but a HOSTS file greatly aids in the reduction of receiving things that those removers are designed to remove after you're already infected.

AnthonyB

AnthonyB reviewed v0.1 on Feb 15, 2005

I thought with the plethora of good free anti-spyware/malware products now available (inc. the MS one which it has now announced will stay free for personal users) that we would've seen the end of HOSTS file modifying techniques... seems not.

I really can't see the need for this sort of "low-tech" solution these days irrespective of the fact that while it obviously works, is cumbersome to update and can have significant repercussions if the HOSTS file gets trashed.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (12 votes)
Your Rating
Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v0.1 on 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/

Tinker8005

Tinker8005 reviewed v0.1 on 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?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.1 on 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

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v0.1 on 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.

tomer_shalev

tomer_shalev reviewed v0.1 on 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.

jon8rfc

jon8rfc reviewed v0.1 on Feb 15, 2005

This is a better solution than using ad/spyware removers like AnthonyB has mentioned. Those programs remove the junk AFTER you're already infected, a good HOSTS file prevents that from happening in the first place. HOSTS files can't stop everything, because there's always someone new causing havoc, so it needs to be updated.

I use a larger hosts file from http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm which is updated at least weekly.

I still suggest running an ad/spyware remover such as adaware or spybot to pick up the little bits, but a HOSTS file greatly aids in the reduction of receiving things that those removers are designed to remove after you're already infected.

AnthonyB

AnthonyB reviewed v0.1 on Feb 15, 2005

I thought with the plethora of good free anti-spyware/malware products now available (inc. the MS one which it has now announced will stay free for personal users) that we would've seen the end of HOSTS file modifying techniques... seems not.

I really can't see the need for this sort of "low-tech" solution these days irrespective of the fact that while it obviously works, is cumbersome to update and can have significant repercussions if the HOSTS file gets trashed.

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