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Hostsman and unchecky question concerning Opencandy

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    Hostsman and unchecky question concerning Opencandy


    I have had 'unchecky' installed for a few months.
    I installed 'Hostsman' and added five URLs today so that I can stop 'opencandy' (unless they have changed recently) from installing. The urls are:

    www.tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com
    www.media.opencandy.com
    www.cdn.opencandy.com
    www.tracking.opencandy.com
    www.api.opencandy.com

    I was checking 'Winpatrol plus' and it's 'view host file' there is mention that 'Unchecky' has included the urls that I had added to 'Hostsman'.

    Do I still need to have 'Hostsman' installed as 'Unchecky' will block 'Opencandy' or am I reading it wrong?

    Do these programs do completely different things?

    I also read that a firewall can block 'Opencandy'. Is this true?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Autobahn; 14 Sep 2014 at 14:29.

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