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The HOSTS ruleset has been not maintained for a while, and that is not very helpful. This is a copy of Energized Ultimate from April 2022 that I am still using just fine.

The various lists that Energized project used in combination can still be referenced.

I think 1Hosts PRO is a good replacement, but try Lite or Pro whichever you prefer. You may try combining other HOSTS lists with this if you want to, and are technically adept enough.

Another good option is AdAway, but you might need to combine other lists with it to have competent blocking compared to Energized.

You also need to reference, download and merge spam and phishing lists manually if you want extra protection, unless you want to rely solely on DNS providers. I prefer having both HOSTS ruleset systemwide and a DNS provider, then whatever network firewalling/tunnelling is needed.

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