Portable version is in the current release. 8.4.6
Thanks for the reply Idle, trust you're feeling a lot better these days Does it mean that I have to add some additional URLs to the blocking list, as I when I find them?
In the PowerShell console window, type the below command and press Enter. It will download the necessary files from the repository and also create a System Restore Point. iwr -useb https://git.io/debloat|iex
Ah, I understand now, thanks. I remember you mentioned in the past that it was pre-loaded with various exclusions. Yes, agreed, blocking Microsoft is perhaps not what some users will want, but in my case I just need a fast and non-irritating test machine that isn't going to waste my time. Windows 11 appears to be the exact opposite of that, by default.
you can pretty much sit there and block all of them that just appear without any specific cause.
Yep, it feels for once, like I have some power against the big corporates. The majority of names are redundant, as you say.
A lot of people say oh just use the host file but I'm pretty sure it would tank the system as there are ~3million domains in the bloom filter and the source list takes up 75 mb. I was intending to reprocess the source list to cull out the zombie domains but it will take around 3 weeks to do that and it needs to be done in batches. If you put the 3 million domains in the Trie it consumes around 2gb data, some of the urls are very long. I could make the bloom a separate file so you could add to it but it's a one way filter and you can't undo it.Oso wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:44 amYep, it feels for once, like I have some power against the big corporates. The majority of names are redundant, as you say.
Is there a way to import domain names? I appreciate that you are storing them in reverse with the TLD at the beginning, to improve retrieval speed., but can it be done?
In times past, I used to stick a load of Microsoft domains I wanted to block into ...\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and give them a dummy address.
Okay, getting used to it, athough I've been bombarded with Microsoft's unrelenting traffic for many hours. I thought I'd got them all unticked, but I noticed after I went out for a coffee and left the machine running, there were loads of new queries when I returned. So if a query appears in the lower history section, with a tick against it and an IP address that isn't 0.0.0.0, then it means that it "got through", I guess.