HostsMan beta 1

HostsMan beta 1 -

HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.


  • online update and auto-update of hosts file;
  • enable/disable usage of hosts file;
  • open Hosts file with one click;
  • merge two hosts files;
  • built-in hosts editor;
  • scan hosts for errors, duplicates and possible hijacks;
  • find how many host names;
  • easily install newly downloaded hosts file;
  • create encrypted backups of your hosts file;
  • resolve host names;
  • keep log of latest blocked sites;
  • exclusion list;
  • etc.

New on this version:

  • added: Auto-Updates;
  • added: editable update list;
  • added: option to mark updates as not installed;
  • added: support for proxy basic authentication;
  • added: option to restore original Windows hosts file;
  • added: ‘Additional Information’ window;
  • added: IPv6 support (hosts file);
  • added: comment lines support;
  • added: fix hijack of hosts file (‘databasepath’ registry value);
  • added: support for regular expressions to the Exclusion List;
  • changed: 90% of the code rewritten;
  • changed: memory manager replaced;
  • changed: hosts lock removed;
  • changed: interface updated;
  • changed: exclusion list improved;
  • changed: editor improved (rewritten from scratch);
  • changed: ‘Block Adverts’ removed from update list;
  • changed: HostsServer replaces built-in HTTP Server;
  • fixed: some encrypted backups are not created correctly;
  • fixed: several bugs;
  • etc.

Note: The next beta versions will be again only for Beta Testers.