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The computer file hosts is an operating system file that maps hostnames to IP addresses. It is a plain text file. Originally a file named HOSTS.TXT was manually maintained and made available via file sharing by Stanford Research Institute for the ARPANET membership, containing the hostnames and address of hosts as contributed for inclusion by member organizations. The Domain Name System, first described in 1983 and implemented in 1984,[1] automated the publication process and provided instantaneous and dynamic hostname resolution in the rapidly growing network. In modern operating systems, the hosts file remains an alternative name resolution mechanism, configurable often as part of facilities such as the Name Service Switch as either the primary method or as a fallback method.


Extending and consolidating hosts files from several well-curated sources like adaway.org, mvps.org, malwaredomainlist.com, someonewhocares.org, and potentially others. You can optionally invoke extensions to block additional sites by category.

This repository consolidates several reputable hosts files, and merges them into a unified hosts file with duplicates removed. A variety of tailored hosts files are provided.

Here’s the raw hosts file with base extensions containing 42,826 entries.

List of all hosts file variants

This repository offers 15 different host file variants, in addition to the base variant.

The Non GitHub mirror is the link to use for some hosts file managers like Hostsman for Windows that don’t work with Github download links.

Host file recipeReadmeRaw hostsUnique domainsNon Github mirror
Unified hosts = (adware + malware)Readmelink42,826link
Unified hosts + fakenewsReadmelink43,768link
Unified hosts + gamblingReadmelink45,098link
Unified hosts + pornReadmelink54,924link
Unified hosts + socialReadmelink45,301link
Unified hosts + fakenews + gamblingReadmelink46,040link
Unified hosts + fakenews + pornReadmelink55,866link
Unified hosts + fakenews + socialReadmelink46,243link
Unified hosts + gambling + pornReadmelink57,196link
Unified hosts + gambling + socialReadmelink47,573link
Unified hosts + porn + socialReadmelink57,398link
Unified hosts + fakenews + gambling + pornReadmelink58,138link
Unified hosts + fakenews + gambling + socialReadmelink48,515link
Unified hosts + fakenews + porn + socialReadmelink58,340link
Unified hosts + gambling + porn + socialReadmelink59,670link
Unified hosts + fakenews + gambling + porn + socialReadmelink60,612link

Expectation: These unified hosts files should serve all devices, regardless of OS.

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