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We've compiled a list of 9 free and paid alternatives to Auto Hosts. The primary competitors include HostsMan, BeeThink IP Blocker. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Auto Hosts and BlueLife Hosts Editor, HostsFileEditor, Hosts Editor. Also you can look at other similar options here: Web Browsers.


HostsMan is a freeware hosts file manager and editor. Built-in hosts file updater

BeeThink IP Blocker is a Windows IP Blocking program which controls one computer interacts with...

BlueLife Hosts Editor is a portable freeware hosts-file editor and allows you to easily add/delete...

HostsFileEditor
Free Open Source

Hosts File Editor makes it easy to change your hosts file as well as archive multiple versions for...

Hosts Editor
Free Open Source

Hosts Editor is small application for editing windows Hosts file.

HostsXpert is an ultra-groovy Hosts file Manager, Editor and Helper-outter.

Saving your time when you switch domain-IP mapping (Hosts file) between different environment.

SwitchHosts!
Free Open Source

SwitchHosts! is an App for hosts management & switching. It is a free and open source software.

Gas Mask
Free Open Source

Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X.

Automate hosts file updates on Linux and MacOS.

Auto Hosts Overview

Hosts file are a useful redundancy when coupled with ad blockers like uBlock Origin and uMatrix - while debugging or 'Temporarily Allow All on this Site' with Noscript can open you up to underlying attacks or privacy intrusions.

In-browser filters won't protect you if the browser itself is phoning home.

If you have an up-to-date hosts file, the risk is severely lessened.

Auto Hosts will automate the setup process for maintaining an up to date hosts file, by:

- Installing a weekly cronjob to pull a copy of Steven Black's Host file (default is every Sunday at 7:22pm)
- Appends Facebook trackers, Linkedin ads, Google fonts, Firefox telemetry and other harvester sites that curated lists for whatever reason, have not added to their blacklists
- Refreshes DNS to instantiate the re-routed changes (Mac Only)
- If Devdom is installed, append all local virtualhosts

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Auto Hosts Platforms

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