Had you read Grif's post about Host Files? I realize you're asking about which ones people use, but there's some interesting information in Grif's post. It also includes his "personal preference". Just "passing it on"..
I am working on a family computer with Windows XP which they are wanting to add a better host file. They also want one that they will be able to add addresses as needed.
The only host file on that computer is the one from Spybot S&D
The spybot file cannot be added to and a quick scan shows that adding a www to some of the addresses that are being blocked allows the website to be viewed. If I can figure that out the younger generation is way ahead of me.
Not being very familiar with host files I would like some suggestions on which one to use. The more flexible the host file the better.
I know this is personnel preference but you experience and knowledge will be a great help.
Thanks for the help