Some words to international visitors and users.
Copyrights and license:
All published hosts files from www.gameindustry.eu with subdomain www.gameindustry.de is the original source
Published hosts files are under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (external source)
Unless otherwise stated, all content is protected by copyright gameindustry.eu
Therefore the hosts were provided with information as well as my page and the download page. So it is present everywhere.
Anyone can use, modify and republish the hosts files at their own discretion. But not without this one rule.
This is important for me to create solid conditions. Especially important for queries and problems with handling those files. Furthermore it is guaranteed to get current and error-free data.
All contents (code, article, pictures, reviews & texts and snippets) of the page itself GameIndustry.eu and GameIndustry.de is protected. Should anyone breach it, I will reserve myself further steps. If someone accidentally stumbles across entries of mine that do not refer to my site and have a different copyright, I ask for a short feedback.
Do not forget: All entrys are recommended and can be adjusted if necessary
I publish and making data available free for anyone. So it is all the more regrettable that thiefs and imposters like "Chef-Koch" rewrite the lists and publish under their own name without source or reference.
Here you will find selected products, companies involved, background information and adblockers (hosts) for self-protection in the digital world, which is not nearly as glittering as publishers and operators of distribution platforms would have us believe.
Game analytics, Tracking, exposed or unnecassary connections:
One of the main goals of this page to collect and explain game and spyware mechanics in these days.
It's also a way as supporting argument of making a well-founded complaint to companies and to help other people around.
To strengthen my own privacy as well as for any other who is interested i publish all data which is self-evident taken by industry and show an easy way to block all nosy stuff via hosts in software and websites (as far as possible) on several devices. The files can be used to protect/enhance your privacy while playing games, block advertising, malicious content using programs or browsing the internet.
All entries are sorted by publisher/company and product names to make navigation easier.
False positive warnings
One warning from some snakeoil software, especially Kaspersky Internet Security. Visiting my sites can cause a false positive warning with \"Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen\" message.
That's wrong. Why? F-Secure (external source) delivers an easy answer.
This detection is designed to flag hosts files with multiple entries that point to a single IP address or IP block. This is a characteristic of many trojans, which modify the hosts file to facilitate communications with a malicious remote server.Should be self explained. Since on this page connections per product are shown, such a thing cannot be avoided. Kaspersky was informed several times but there is no real solution. To watch entries or download files an exception is necassary. As well for editing the hosts on the own device. But that's a general topic. No site related ;]
Download several host templates:
- Mini template to block spyware in Android-Games and Software
- Full template to block spyware in Android-Games and Software
- Mini template to block spyware in PC-Games(often used spyware in games without touching anything important)
- Full template to block spyware in PC-Games (game clients and games)
- Main hosts file as txt (copy of the mainfile as txt)
- Main hosts (whole site with access to all templates)
As a bonus, there is a searchengine on this site with around 1300 games which is continuously extended. It's possible to search for publisher and product titles.
Important for dealing with the file(s):
Those hosts files are for experienced users and for those who want to become one.
To find possible problems faster and to make the system easier for me and others, all entries are sorted by categories, company/website and/or productnames. Really important connections like Captchas, Anti-Virus Updates or payment services are partly untouched (as far as they don't spy customers out).
Especially blocked root domains or special services like logins can be affected and can cause trouble. Another example are checks for validating serials together with analytics. Possibilities are unfortunately endless.
In case of further publication, the CC license and any copyright information must be observed. The use or change of my reviews or site related (except hosts) content is not permitted. If you want a translation of anything, or when other questions arise feel free to ask by using the contact form or mail.
Otherwise it's always a look worth here. The pages are constantly expanding and maybe i will do a full english version in far future. This is a single person project, it takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to buy software (games) to test.
Thanks for understanding and attention.