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Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2018, 06:34:19 pm »
English Bob mentions installing that long list of sites to the Hosts file. IYHO, is that a good idea?

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Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 03:14:00 am »
English Bob mentions installing that long list of sites to the Hosts file. IYHO, is that a good idea?

I do not know of any harm being caused by someone having additional entries to block bad sites in your host file.  The question will always be "who" said they were bad and "why".

I am also not aware of any slow down in internet use by having said additional entries loaded. I use a modified host file myself.

It is down to the user how many layers of security they want to put in place.  I am sure addons like uBlock Origin and the like are just as effective.

I will leave it to the clever techies to provide the least resource hungry method and the one that affords better overall protection.

Regards Zeb...

ps for the record I have chosen to trial using a VPN for the first time in my computer use (since mid 80's).  The criminal element out there is getting smarter and more prolific every year. Time to re-think protection.
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Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 02:22:40 pm »
Thanks Zeb, I do have Ublock enabled, I'll hold off on this list until I get a chance to go over them, there may be a site I frequent on it.  :)