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HostsMan Portable 4.8.106 Dev Test 1

Application: HostsMan
Category: Utilities
Description: HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.

Main features

  • Built-in hosts file updater
  • Enable/Disable hosts file
  • Built-in hosts editor
  • Scan hosts for errors, duplicates and possible hijacks
  • Hosts file backup manager
  • Exclusion list
  • ...

Download HostsMan Portable 4.8.106 Dev Test 1 [0.93+3.05MB download / 7.0MB installed]
(MD5: f1b99b158717383e985013176eac0f16)

Project on GitHub

Release Notes:

4.8.106 Dev Test 1 (2018-01-04): Update base app
4.7.105 Dev Test 2 (2017-05-30): Added online installer + disable system tray icon + folder names and launcher settings improvements
4.7.105 Dev Test 1 (2017-05-13): Initial release

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Awesome..

Okay so I downloaded it, launched it, loved it. Smile

Although, when I tried closing the application for whatever reason (probably my computer) hm.exe just stayed in the process tree not allowing the launcher to close and unload. So I took the liberty in revising your work a bit (hope you don't mind) and turned it into an Online Installer and added custom.nsh for added functionality and better architecture compatibility.

Download HostsMan Portable 4.7.105 Dev Test 2 [942.13 KB | 8.19 MB installed]
(MD5: C55F7F15315BDD1030F8E8A2DF4ADA74)

Forked on GitHub

EDIT: I now realize that the process was just hiding in the system tray.. it wasn't hanging in the process tree. Lol. My bad... Blum

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Thanks

Thank you very much for your interest and contribution, I appreciated it.

The system tray icon can be "improved" easily. Also I created an online installer, but didn't upload the files at this time... But there are some other things that I can not realize....

1) In installer.ini I think the AdditionalInstallSize= must be the extracted size which is approximately 8040kb, not the download size of the archive (please correct me if I'm wrong). Also I think the DownloadFilename= must be only HostsMan, not the archive file name.

2) Is it necessary to make all this thing with the custom.nsh? The launcher do the job well

3) When I test your release, I see that when I run the app it automatically make a copy of the existing Hosts file to the \Data\Backup directory. After that if I run it on another computer, the backuped file replace the existing one. For example I run the app on a computer with default Hosts file setting (PC-1), after that I run it on a computer with highly customized Hosts file (PC-2) and this file was replaced with the file from PC-1 and I lost my file in PC-2 (thanks I make a backup before this)

please, excuse my bad english

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Thank you.

Thanks. Hopefully the changes I've implemented will remedy this.

Download HostsMan Portable 4.7.105 Dev Test 3 [946.74 KB | 8.19 MB installed]
(MD5: ABE40E88D4C96DBE993967137EC6C868)

Dev. Test 3

  • - Fixed item #3
  • - Added RunAsAdmin=try
  • - Added CheckBackupHost= in optional user configuration file
  • - For more detailed changes to custom.nsh visit the GitHub page

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Updated HostsMan Portable to 4.8.106 Dev Test 1

Update base app

please, excuse my bad english

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