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Regarding using a Hosts File

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that a Hosts file works, but it really slows down my computer. After using it for the past few weeks, it just seemed that my computer was getting slower and slower by the hour. I just deleted the hosts file, and went back to original, reset the DNS client thing, rebooted and my computer took off. Anyone have any suggestions on either using a different Hosts File or maybe making other adjustments so that the Hosts File doesn?t slow down my computer so much. Example just opening a small spreadsheet was taking over thirty seconds with a Hosts file, after words it opened almost immediately. I won?t even mention how long it was taking browsing the Internet.

I was using the mvps hosts file: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

My computer: Dell, windows xp sp3, all hot fixes, avast free 5.0, zone alarm free 9.1, malwarebytes free. All scans show system is clean.
Thanks in advance,
Eddie

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if the HOSTS file slows things for you try ...

using 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1

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Thanks, that really helped

My computer is just as fast now, with the Hosts file, as before, without a Hosts file.
Thanks again, Edward O'Daniel

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