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Hiyah! I recently decided to add lines to my hosts file in order to block ads due to the fact i cant block ads via steam web browser... 

My question is if it's safe to do so?

Everyone mentioned this guys github and his hosts files:

https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

 

Now, i added Unified hosts = (adware + malware) one... 

Should i worry about anything? I basically copy pasted everything what's inside it...

 

Thanks in advance!

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I also use my hosts file to block ad sites. I have an extensive list in the hosts file on my sons 12 and 11 year olds computer as well as blocking porn sites. Just a word though about hosts files. First make sure you mark the file read only and because I have seen hosts files changed go into the file and select deny write permissions under the system security tab in properties.

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