Ummm... The question How to block specific HTTPS traffic? seems to have an answer somewhere, but...
What I want is to do to https what hosts does to http, that is, redirect the request to someplace like "home" (127.0.0.1) with a file lookup. 0.0.0.0 would do in this case, provided the timeout isn't too long. I'm currently using eDexter to handle my unwanted http requests. I do have Proxomitron somewhere in my Basement if it's relevant.
I do not need to do this for the whole LAN, just this box, or any other box that needs it. I'm using W7HPx64, Avast! 7.0.1466 and a Draytek 2710Vn NAT router.
EDIT: eDexter and Homer (site is currently down) are proxies which monitor 127.0.0.1 and return a small image to the requesting browser when they detect the traffic referred by hosts, thereby eliminating timeouts and WAN delays. END EDIT