Hosts files used

AB-Solution has six preconfigured blocking file types built in.
A seventh type allows to build your own custom hosts list.
The type can be changed at any time.

The hosts files are auto-downloaded weekly,
stripped to the bare minimum, duplicates removed, sorted and combined in one file.

Note that only five blocking file types are available during a new install.
The remaining two are added when installation is complete.

AB-Solution only works with hosts files, uBlock, Adblock Plus or any other filter lists do not work, see the explanation below.

The following hosts files are used for the blocking file types:

file type     hosts files used

 
Note: support.it-mate.uk is a mirror of hosts-file.net.
Some of the separate hosts-file.net files are included in the support.it-mate file.
StevenBlack's hosts file includes several of the above listed hosts files.

 
In AB-Solution, these names are used to define the blocking file types:

1 - Standard
2 - Medium
3 - shooter40sw
4 - AdsBeGone!
5 - Large
6 - AB-Max
7 - Custom file type

This is what a hosts file looks like

This is the beginning of the winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt hosts file. Note the blocking IP at the beginning of the line after the explanatory text, followed by a host name:

0.0.0.0 fr.a2dfp.net

Hosts files work in AB-Solution as long as the blocking IP is either 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1.
AB-Solution will convert these, depending on what blocking IP is used.
The standard blocking IP is 0.0.0.0, when pixelserv-tls is used this will be the IP address pixelserv-tls is listening on.

Hosts files work in AB-Solution

# This MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from:            #
# http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm                    #
#                                                          #
# Notes: The Operating System does not read the "#" symbol #
# You can create your own notes, after the # symbol        #
# This *must* be the first line: 127.0.0.1     localhost   #
#                                                          #
#**********************************************************#
# -------------- Updated: January-23-2017 ---------------- #
#**********************************************************#
#                                                          #
# Disclaimer: this file is free to use for personal use    #
# only. Furthermore it is NOT permitted to copy any of the #
# contents or host on any other site without permission or #
# meeting the full criteria of the below license terms.    #
#                                                          #
# This work is licensed under the Creative Commons         #
# Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.            #
# http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/        #
#                                                          #
# License info for commercial purposes contact Winhelp2002 #

127.0.0.1 localhost

::1 localhost #[IPv6]

# [Start of entries generated by MVPS HOSTS]
#
# [Misc A - Z]
0.0.0.0 fr.a2dfp.net
0.0.0.0 m.fr.a2dfp.net
0.0.0.0 mfr.a2dfp.net
0.0.0.0 ad.a8.net
0.0.0.0 asy.a8ww.net
0.0.0.0 static.a-ads.com
0.0.0.0 abcstats.com
0.0.0.0 a.abv.bg
0.0.0.0 adserver.abv.bg
0.0.0.0 adv.abv.bg
0.0.0.0 bimg.abv.bg
0.0.0.0 ca.abv.bg
0.0.0.0 track.acclaimnetwork.com

This is what a filter list looks like

This is the beginning of a uBlock filter list. Note the blocking instructions at the beginning of the line:

||adplxmd.com^
||adplxmd.com^$popup

uBlock, EasyList or any other filter list do not work in AB-Solution.

Filter lists DO NOT work in AB-Solution

! Title: uBlock Filters +
! License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
! Homepage: https://github.com/IDKwhattoputhere/uBlock-Filters-Plus
! Support: https://github.com/IDKwhattoputhere/uBlock-Filters-Plus/issues

! adf.ly
! https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/1381#issuecomment-184059606
||adplxmd.com^
||adplxmd.com^$popup
||adnetworkperformance.com^
||adnetworkperformance.com^$popup
||adverkeyz.com^
||adverkeyz.com^$popup
/puopen.$popunder,popup,important

! streamcloud.eu
||anverlindo.info^
|http*$xmlhttprequest,domain=streamcloud.eu
! https://forums.lanik.us/viewtopic.php?p=87061#p87061
||invernetter.info^
! https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/1053#issuecomment-182175494
||trimpur.com^
||trimpur.com^$popup
||signetter.com^
||signetter.com^$popup

! promptfile.com
||oratosaeron.com^
||oratosaeron.com^$popup

! fantasti.cc
||officerrecordscale.info^
||officerrecordscale.info^$popup
||gmyze.com^
||fantasti.cc*/*track.php
/antiadblock*$script
##a[href*="/_b2.php?url="]