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Version history for HostsMan (Portable)

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Changes for v4.6.103 - v4.7.105

  • - added: Update Manager dialog now has the option to open local update source files in editor;
  • - added: "Dan Pollock's hosts file" source;
  • - changed: more information is displayed when hosts file is in use by other applications (Vista and later);
  • - changed: updated URLs for "Peter Lowe's AdServers List" and "Malware Domain List" sources;
  • - fixed: control of DNS Client service is broken;
  • - fixed: "Export Hosts" always exports to zip file under Vista and later;
  • - fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.5.102 - v4.6.103

  • - added: more settings to update sources;
  • - added: Backup Manager is now accessible from HostsMan Editor (cannot restore backups);
  • - changed: improved compatibility with Windows 10;
  • - changed: minor UI improvements;
  • - fixed: access violation when deleting multiple sources in source manager;
  • - fixed: some dialogs in HostsMan Editor may not work under Windows Vista and later;
  • - fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.3.99 - v4.4.101

  • added: support for high contrast themes;
  • added: option to enable/disable automatic start for all users;
  • added: support for multiple file selection to Backup Manager;
  • changed: improved memory usage;
  • changed: if built-in decompressor can't decompress a specific zip file, 7z.dll is used instead (if available);
  • changed: improved exclusion list rule validation;
  • fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.3.98 - v4.3.99

  • changed: code refactoring;
  • fixed: backup manager does not show backup files created in v3.2.73 and prior;
  • fixed: possible access violation in the text file parser with files of certain sizes;
  • fixed: import of compressed hosts files in "Import/Export" wizard is broken;
  • fixed: index out of bounds error when trying to import from a compressed file that doesn't contain a hosts file;
  • fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.2.97 - v4.3.98

  • changed: improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2;
  • changed: improved custom exception handler;
  • changed: minor UI tweaks;
  • fixed: access violation when manually adding a source that already exists;
  • fixed: crash or hang when loading PNG resources with certain system locales;
  • fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.0.95 - v4.1.96

  • - added: update source manager allows custom hosts file name inside compressed files;
  • - added: multiple selection in Exclusion List and Update Source Manager;
  • - changed: Editor now allows file loading to be interrupted;
  • - changed: improved memory usage;
  • - changed: removed dependency on gdiplus.dll;
  • - changed: updated Editor's UI;
  • - changed: other minor UI tweaks;
  • - changed: replaced XML parser;
  • - fixed: file loading locks Editor's window until complete;
  • - fixed: preview in Backup Manager becomes unreliable when preview generation is interrupted;
  • - fixed: certain errors were not fixed during hosts file update;
  • - fixed: fails to load legacy exclusion list files;
  • - fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.0.93 RC 1 - v4.0.95

  • - added: hide taskbar button when main window is minimized can now be disabled;
  • - added: read-only support for 7z files if 7-Zip (32-bit) is installed;
  • - changed: minor performance improvement;
  • - fixed: minor bugs.

Changes for v4.0.92 Beta12 - v4.0.93 RC 1

  • - changed: display more information in Source Manager;
  • - changed: other minor improvements;
  • - fixed: HostsMan may not detect new updates in local sources;
  • - fixed: menu "File" > "Save" and save button do not show save file dialog for a new hosts;
  • - fixed: access violation in editor when adding new entries to a new hosts;
  • - fixed: minor bugs.

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