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HOSTS/Ad-Block

Warning: This is NOT your standard blocking-list!

-! That HOSTS-file is huge! (~60MB)
# Android-apps (AdGuard, Blokada) will only partially load it.
# Try using it as an OS HOSTS-file (Android - root!, Windows - pre-disable 'DNS Client' service!).

-! Blocks: 
-! Some social-networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, ...). 
-! Some 3'rd-party comment-services (Disqus, Spot.im, ...). 
-! An extended (!) list of stuff other lists blocks as well (ads, analytics, telemetrics, fishing, malwares).
-! Google firebase and crashlytics. Might break some mobile apps! but it stops any app being able to dynamicly configure itself based on remote location (they have their default already), plus analytics/telemetrics and huge amount of connections open. saves your privacy, data plan and battery.
-! Annoying stuff or websites. Just my personal opinion.

# If you are using this list and find-out your favorite website is blocked - open an issue.

+~ Google (except for the ads-domains) and WhatsApp (although it's Facebook's) are cool . 

# Using those lists will greatly privacy and speed-up browsing on any operation-system.
# I suggest you also set-up 'AdGuard-DNS' as your DNS. Works best in your home-router!

Note: There are no "special"/extended/Unicode characters in the lists, just plain ASCII. I've made sure of it. I do however writes the files as UTF-8 (no signature, no BOM) which is effectivly supports extended characters (but again will never be used).

Note: I no longer distribute HOSTS with the 127.0.0.1 prefix. Use 'hosts0.txt' or 'hosts0_with_localhost.txt' links instead. Connections set to 0.0.0.0 are efficiently closed (and on newer browsers - never opened!) which is far more efficient than 127.0.0.1 which expects localhost-server response and times out after some time..

Note: I now use explicitly Windows EOL (CR+LF a.k.a \r\n), in all of the files. it should not matter to linux OS too much other than what seems to be and extra line on some old editors, but Windows users should be able to copy/paste it faster to their hosts (no implicit EOL convertion). I do wonder how it will work on my Android devices, shouldn't be a problem.. If it bugs you open an issue and I might re-cosider..

Windows Users! YOU MUST PRE-STOP AND DISABLE YOUR 'DNS Client' SERVICE! unless you want to wait 10 minutes with CPU at 100% after everytime you update your HOSTS file.


  • Direct-URL to the lists:

    Use it anyway you like (link-to, download, copy, distribute,...)
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/_raw__hosts.txt
    
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts.txt https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts0.txt
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_with_localhost.txt https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts0_with_localhost.txt
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_adblock.txt

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_adblock_anti_annoyances_hide.txt https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_adblock_anti_annoyances_block.txt https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_adblock_anti_annoyances_block_inline_script.txt https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USERNAME/hosts/master/build/hosts_adblock_anti_annoyances_style_inject.txt

    You can either use eladkarako as the USERNAME (links/folder-structure might be change some day), or fork the repository and use your own github-username.


  • What are all of those links?

    The _raw__hosts.txt file is just a raw list of the host-domains (without any prefix), hosts.txt uses 127.0.0.1 prefix for each line, hosts0.txt uses 0.0.0.0 prefix for each line,

    hosts_with_localhost.txt and hosts0_with_localhost.txt uses the same prefixes but adds an additional entries for machine's self-localhost.

    The hosts_adblock.txt has the same content as _raw__hosts.txt built with an additional uBlock-filter format file-headers.


  • You may download the whole repository in a zip file (about 200MB though!): https://github.com/USERNAME/hosts/archive/master.zip. Aria2C or similar parallel-download-manager is advised!
  • Custom lists:

    Once you've fetched the repository (by either simply download it or by fork-and-clone), you may edit it and generate new build.

    It is very easy to generate a new "build",

    There are no dependencies!

    Only thing needed is any version of NodeJS on your machine.

    For example, you can get a single exe for Windows in https://nodejs.org/download/nightly. Just choose a version and browse win-x86/ folder, downloading node.exe.

    To generate a new "build", delete the build folder, and run your NodeJS with _builder.js. You may use _builder.cmd on Windows.



USE ADGUARD DNS!!!

I'm not associated with AdGuard in any way, but I advise for you to set 94.140.14.14 and 94.140.15.15, in your router, do not use any DNS-tab if there is any, the best place to set the IPs above is in the internet connection part overriding the default ISP DNS. if you can manage, also set DNS-over-HTTPS in your browsers, use https://94.140.14.14/dns-query (do not use the dns.adguard.com host-name), it will allow the browsers to use port 443 over https protocol instead of port 53. in Android, use DNS-changer proxy app, com.frostnerd.dnschanger is best, set it to restart on networks change. you will still be able to see other devices in your home network. see more providers in: https://kb.adguard.com/en/general/dns-providers#adguard-dns.

don't use Windows 10 DNS-over-HTTPS

Windows 10 has DNS-over-HTTPS but it requires overriding the default dns for the network which causes problems with in-network connection in local-networks, it only allows few known providers (not AdGuard), and the dns-query URL is hard coded and you can not use custom provider or URL you just provide dns IP for each network adapter. I advise to not use it yet.

USE PEERBLOCK!!!

when a program uses an IP directly, instead of a hostname in a request, HOSTS blocking and DNS-assisted block are not effective. for that you should have some kind of IP blocking. PeerBlock can block requests based on block-lists, keep http traffic open though.