I have been using my HOSTS file for years to dummy out ad sites by adding entries like
A while back I installed Unchecky, a program which automatically unchecks all of those software extras that some installers like to enable by default (like McAfee). Today I noticed nthat Unchecky added entries like
to the end of my HOSTS file. A google search resulted in conflicting and ambiguous information as to the use of 0.0.0.0. The most complete explanations (in geek-speak) are usually of the "it depends" variety. Can anyone explain, in non-technical terms, the difference between a HOSTS entry of 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0.