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

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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.