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Automate the download and installation of a hosts file
Authored by: Spliff on Apr 27, '10 10:20:54AM

Be careful.

My MBPro (10.6) experienced significant performance degradation when using the large MVPS HOSTS file. Websites became slow to load, and several times a day, the DirectoryService process would be pegged at over 100% CPU, slowing my computer down and ramping up the fans.

It turned out it was the long MVPS HOSTS file that was impairing my system. Since removing it, the DirectoryService problem has vanished. Now I only block the most annoying ad sites and banners with my host file.

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