usually in XP if its over 200kb,it slows down the system if u dont disable the DNS Client.I was just curious to know
if this is still a issue in Win7.I m not using Win7 rite now,but will switch sooner.
Well he is saying that if you add to the file and grow it (like adding Immunity from Spybot) that it will slow the over all system down.
I can tell you that I have never experienced that problem.
Depending on the size of that file,,, I could see it slowing down IE a bit, if the file is just massive. But, so far, things run fine for me.
Massive as in,,,, adding Spybot Immunity,, IESpyAdd and some of the other Host Lists out there, just trying to block anything and everything known bad to man on the net. Yeah,,, maybe then,,, but that's a bit overkill in my book.
I use the mvps host file plus my additions and whatever Spybot Search and Destroy adds so now it's a little over 900 K. I uses Hosts Toggle to load and edit. I haven't seen any noticeable slow down.