host files are an important part of a secure system. I'm looking for a piece of software that could automate the process:
The required software would ideally work in the following way:
Modify the host file, replacing it by a suitable host file which
- blocks notable source of malware
- blocks ads
Maintain this file up-to-date, without needing user intervention.
Some nice-to-have side requirements.
- Free (as in FLOSS)
- The less visible impact on the environment, the better.
- Give the installer some control on what ads to block/not to block, allow whitelisting.
I'm interested in answers both for Android and desktop OSes (GNU/Linux and Windows), ideally a range of software by the same editor running on each and every platform as this would minimize the need to get accustomed to each piece of software.