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    Whenever i connect with the Net i have to wait few seconds for the svchost.exe to stop using up to 99% of my CPU. I know it's due to huge hosts file, but i don't know what to do in order to stop it from doing it. Any ideas ?

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    empty the hosts file?

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    Editors Note: in some rare cases it's been reported that a large HOSTS file tends to slow down the machine. This usually only happens in W2, but may occur in XP.

    To resolve this issue open the "Services Editor"

    * Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
    * Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
    * Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
    * Select: Manual, click Apply\Ok and restart. [more info]

    You can see that the above "Service" is not needed (after a little browsing) by opening the Services Editor again, scroll down to DNS Client and check the "Status" column. It should be blank, if it was needed it would show "Started" in that column.

    source: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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    what do you use such a large hosts file for?

    There is a crack in everything.
    That's how the light gets in.

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    @dopey: Thanks for the solution mate. (using WinXP Pro SP1)

    @motherflux: blocks tons of useless and dangerous sites.

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