Tool and Usage
|Programming language||shell script|
|Author||Héctor Molinero Fernández|
|Latest release||2.1.6 |
Why this tool?
For the privacy-aware users, tools like hBlock can be helpful to block malicious domains, malware, advertisements, and trackers. Trackers could be pixels added to websites to track which pages you visited, which might invade your privacy.
How it works
hBlock works with the /etc/hosts file of the system. Requests to bad and malicious hosts are blocked as they related entries are resolved to 0.0.0.0. This effectively prevents the system from connecting to these particular hostnames.
Usage and audience
hBlock is commonly used for malware protection, privacy enhancement, or provide anonymity. Target users for this tool are general public.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + Used language is shell script
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
HBlock is known to work on Android, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.
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