Error with the windows HOSTS file
Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:04 AM
Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:35 AM
HOSTS is an old throwback to the days before DNS servers. Mcafree must see that it has been altered from it's normal state, which may or may not be bad.
Locate the file and open it in notepad (it is a text file with no extension)
Paste contents here.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:12 PM
Posted 09 April 2005 - 01:12 PM
Be aware that sometimes these are useful settings.
Forexample, if you wanted to block a site, your line would look like this
What that does is it makes your browser look for a site on your own computer, thus returning nothing. Some people use the host file to block ads, popups....
So, it might be best if you pasted it here (if it's not too long).
Also, running hijackthis will flag many of the worse offenders.
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