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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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HostsMan 3.2.73

What is HostsMan?  (from abelhadigital.com)

HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.


HostsMan 3.2.73 is a program developed by abelhadigital.com. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is hm.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 38.28 MB of memory. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,635,031 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 57% of users of HostsMan come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hostsman
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HostsMan\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HostsMan 3.2.73

Program executable:hm.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hostsman\hm.exe
Additional files:
  • hostsopt.exe - HostsOptimizer
  • hostssrv.exe - HostsServer
  • uninstall.exe - HostsMan
  • UnzDll.dll - Delphi Zip (UnzDLL)
  • ZipDll.dll (by DelphiZip) - ZipDLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6A14256-FC13-485F-961A-52FCC4AC7D9E}' (runs on registration).
  • hostssrv.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BCDF80DF-B4DB-416B-B14D-54BFF58EB22C}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • hostssrv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HostsServer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HostsMan\hostssrv.exe" --start.
  • hm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HostsMan' and executes as C:\Program Files\HostsMan\hm.exe -s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029496058%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00102595%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00192366%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,741,103
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:49.91 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9.38 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:9.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0014861728%
Kernel CPU:0.00018187%
User CPU:0.00130430%
CPU cycles/sec:4,907,760
I/O reads/min:1.04 KB

How do I remove HostsMan?

You can uninstall HostsMan from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HostsMan 3.2.73, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HostsMan.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.08%
Windows 10 9.01%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Windows XP 4.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.12%
Windows 7 Professional 26.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.74%
Windows 10 Home 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.25%
  Germany 7.25%
  United Kingdom 5.80%
  France 5.07%
  Canada 5.07%
  Finland 2.17%
  Australia 2.17%
  Italy 2.17%
  Switzerland 1.45%
  Austria 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Singapore 0.72%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Belgium 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Dell 25.40%
Acer 22.22%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Intel 3.17%
ASUS 1.59%
Common models
Gigabyte H55M-USB3 2.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.41%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 1.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.20%


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