Microsoft URLS Used By Background Services You Can-Not Block With HOSTS-File

Blocking or routing URL-addresses using the HOSTS-file is quite and easy practice to master,
Here are few of Microsoft’s URL-addresses, used by background-services,
That would not “pass-through” the standard-HOSTS file DNS resolution, which means, that
trying to “block” (127.0.0.* with no internal-server running, or 0.0.0.0) or redirect those will do little to none..

  1. www.msdn.com
  2. msdn.com
  3. www.msn.com
  4. msn.com
  5. go.microsoft.com
  6. msdn.microsoft.com
  7. office.microsoft.com
  8. microsoftupdate.microsoft.com
  9. wustats.microsoft.com
  10. support.microsoft.com
  11. www.microsoft.com
  12. microsoft.com
  13. update.microsoft.com
  14. download.microsoft.com
  15. microsoftupdate.com
  16. windowsupdate.com
  17. windowsupdate.microsoft.com

You can find the dnsapi.dll under this path: C:\Windows\System32\dnsapi.dll

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You can still block those using this router trick: iCompile – Easy Router Ad-Block

Since it still uses the DNS-engine, just ignores any redirects from HOSTS.

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