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(BPHF) Bad Punching Host File [Universal]

Ive published these file originally on xda-developers,
but in my opinion many users reduce activity to their favorite forums.

Cause i wont withhold you these very useful modification, i decided theme start at diverse communitys to present you bphf.
Updatenotices and OP actualisations are unfortunately not possible cause of the time involve, however im here at the possessession if you have questions.

Inspired by BSDgeek_jane's mother of adblock, ive combined more than 19 hostname lists into one. Its name should speak itself- this will keep most dangerous sites out of your range, and ads should be gone too.
The focus stays on security/privacy. maybe the huge file could slow down your android device, the moab is a mid-way cause its trimmed down already to take care of this point.

you can find tips to improve your device in second post.

-- Important --
Firefox seems to ignore hosts file, import settings to Pale Moon (modified Firefox) this is big security bug, known by devs since about 8 years and still no change

it blocks:
(version legend=ad , security , both)

- ads minimal
- tracking
- PUB (Potentially Unwanted Program)
- malware/spyware minimal
- exploits
- fraud
- hijacking
- phishing
- typosquating
- botnets
- dns censorship* circum version currently discontinued
- bad ssl
- worms
- trojans / virus minimal]
- ddos


works on:
- Windows* still testing
- Linux
- Android

Installationinstructions, Downloadlinks, Changelogs, old versions and a Source List can be found at the >>Original Theme<<

Thats it, enjoy Happy

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Post was last edited on September 24, 2015 9:39 AM PDT

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Hard to enjoy this.

What's with all those brackets, slashes and all cap words? Why not post your question in the clear? Remember this is a discussion forum and not a place to spam apps.

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sorry about that

thought there's an option to edit posts, ive open a flag for bbcode removal. normally bbcodes are well used in forums to get better view (centered, bold important things, color to differ etc.).
be sure: i wont post any spam ..
original theme link goes for r.8.je/fin to the xda thread

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(NT) I fixed your post for you. Cheers!
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Thank you Lee for the cleanup.

It's much more readable.

I want to write that the HOST file changed recently in how it works in Windows. The old localhost is well, let me supply a google on that change.
https://www.google.com/#q=host+file+localhost+no+longer+required

Frankly I wish Microsoft wouldn't change this area. As to browsers that ignore hosts, that's pretty interesting.

https://www.google.com/#q=browser+ignores+hosts+file finds prior discussions and the causes are across the map. That is, I would have to test what's up on each OS and version.

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interesting

thanks, ive known different local adresses (allready noticed it on linux mint or q4os) but some os sadly required it to work with hosts.
ive also found windows had problems on files over 20mb.
forks and modifications of firefox will work - my currently default: icecat.
and btw let me suggest https://unbubble.eu to search multiple engines Wink

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And I thought the hosts file issue started at 100KB?
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maybe but

im not an active win user anymore, also the only nameservers i use are from dnscrypt and/or non-logging.
never noticed a slowdown after applying bphf, its an android problem that oversized hosts can lead to bad device performance- thats why i splitted to sec and ad.
my last test on windows 7 enables usage of any file lower than 20 mb if you terminate cryptography/printwaitlist-Serviceprocesses (they'll normally restart).
of course no proof of long time usage and in mind of serious other privacy issues with windows (specially latest :win10 which let intern data receiving servers circum hosts related block) im not sure if it would ever work optimal on that operation system

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So you know that's not entirely true.

If you know what happened to LAVABIT you know that our governments mandate logging and if not will have the provider install gear.

About as good as it gets today is to run TAILS (the OS) which the US Gov agencies classify its users as extremists.

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partial

there are countrys with better net-policy than others, starting at simple avoid the '14'-eyes.
a list of "extremist" keywords that take you in-point of attention was published, i think you also know about it.
we only can look for better alternatives, perfect doesnt exist (as everywhere Wink).
pointing to this , linux users should stay away from ubuntu based versions and the most paranoids are installing qubes..
privacy and security are huge themes and gain of knowledge for this theme is time intense, most important on mobile side for everyday use so lets cut this to a minimum or this expands to another topic hehe^

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And now Thailand is building their great wall.

Open communication is well, under siege.

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its all about control ;)

thats why i moved the files from multi-mirrors to zeronet.
everyone who wants private talk about these themes is welcome:
a dmail chat on morphis
agxdpkddw8mnq9x6wjahw8frm6jyecrm14bzcpefyzyrw51658dru5kzxwynas6bwn4oia8xpdr8jnyej397gzncd77yhqdzuws9q11
or on twister (same username as here)

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