Website blocker for Mac: Any recommendations?

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  1. GreyMakesMusic

    GreyMakesMusic Ultrasonic

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    Hello,

    I am trying to install Sonarworks Reference 4 for Mac and the instructions and it tells me I need to block access to:

    activation.sonarworks.com
    updates.sonarworks.com
    analytics.sonarworks.com

    Can anyone tell me how to do this or recommend software?

     
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  3. clone

    clone Audiosexual

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  4. Valnar

    Valnar Platinum Record

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    Best Answer
    Sudo pico /private/etc/hosts
    enter password

    Write it down the following way:

    127.0.0.1 activation.sonarworks.com

    do it for the other URLs, you can use Tab instead of hitting space multiple times

    When you are done:
    ctrl + o
    confirm dialogue
    ctrl + x


    Pro Tip: Get wireshark, sniff all IPs and block all homecalling plugins you've cracked.

    Little Snitch was known for having a malware infested cracked release, fuck that shit, never trust it again, people know it's a point of vulnerability so they abuse it like fucking CyberAIDS.

    It's DIY or die.
     
  5. Fried Potato

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    Open
    Code:
    Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app
    Type or paste:
    Code:
    cp /etc/hosts ~/Desktop/hosts.bck; printf "127.0.0.1 activation.sonarworks.com\n127.0.0.1 updates.sonarworks.com\n127.0.0.1 analytics.sonarworks.com\n" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
    
    Explanation:
    Code:
    cp /etc/hosts ~/Desktop/hosts.bck
    Backup your /etc/hosts file into ~/Desktop/hosts.bck (in your Desktop),just in case.

    Code:
    printf "127.0.0.1 activation.sonarworks.com\n127.0.0.1 updates.sonarworks.com\n127.0.0.1 analytics.sonarworks.com\n" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
    Append "127.blah blah blah" to your /etc/hosts file

    Restoring backup file:
    Code:
    sudo cp ~/Desktop/hosts.bck /etc/hosts
    WARNING: Check, double check, triple check the spelling.
     
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  6. Smoove Grooves

    Smoove Grooves Audiosexual

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    You talk of a naughty 'cracker', not LS.
    Buy it!
    No they don't because it isn't.
    Thus nobody abuses any vulnerability either.
    It works fine.
    But why not put your trust in a freebie, yeah...
     
  7. clone

    clone Audiosexual

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    all you are "trusting" it for is to block outbound solicitation and traffic. "privacy concerns". ie: home calling.
     
  8. Psyevil

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    Copy one at a time in the terminal, you may be able to enter your user password, this is invisible, just write it and press enter

    sudo -- sh -c -e "echo '127.0.0.1 activation.sonarworks.com' >> /etc/hosts";

    sudo -- sh -c -e "echo '127.0.0.1 updates.sonarworks.com' >> /etc/hosts";

    sudo -- sh -c -e "echo '127.0.0.1 analytics.sonarworks.com' >> /etc/hosts";

    Have a nice day
     
  9. notremid

    notremid Producer

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    Radio Silence
     
  10. Valnar

    Valnar Platinum Record

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    OP will 100% not buy the software. I should've said the crackers, yes, didn't think I needed to clarify. But then again we both are known for having terrible english (or was it Gyro?), we should shut our fucking mouths. I will :P

    https://audiosex.pro/threads/beware...little-snitch-mixed-in-key.54506/#post-486660
    It's a malware infected firewall. That's the closest you can get to Cyber AIDS.
     
  11. Smoove Grooves

    Smoove Grooves Audiosexual

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    BS. No it's not! You talk of malware! Period.
    Don't use that crack of LS!
    Buy it.
    There is nothing better.

    @GreyMakesMusic
    Little Snitch put up a transparent window on a website and warned me that if I chose to land on the web page I would download an executable file.
    Malware driveby.
    Saved me with its realtime network monitoring, which is what it does.

    So, good luck with your Host file et cetera.
    Nope. Incoming too.
    It is a network monitor...
     
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  12. Listening_player

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    I use Little Snitch myself and can recommend it, but i would recommend LuLu because it's free and offers most of the functionality of Little Snitch
     
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  13. Smoove Grooves

    Smoove Grooves Audiosexual

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    But I would not use Lulu specifically because it's free, and it doesn't have all the funcionality of Little Snitch. Go figure.
    But that's just me.
     
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