MVPS Hosts file Restore
Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:57 PM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:58 PM
Which would you like to do?
Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:58 PM
I have an Idea I'm working on the fix, it should not require a fresh install, Just give me a couple min.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:05 PM
I'm sure I'm just missing something that is probably sitting in front of me.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:15 PM
Start > My Computer > Windows > System 32 > Drivers > ETC
That should bring you to where the host files are stored
Delete the existing HOSTS file and rename HOSTS.MVP to HOSTS (no 3-letter extension)
"HOSTS.MVP" was created when running the "mvps.bat" file included in the "hosts.zip" (download) HOSTS.MVP is a backup of your previous HOSTS file.
Next - reset the DNS Client service that you should have disabled when installing the MVPS HOSTS file.
Open the "Services Editor"
Click Start > Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
Select: Automatic then click Apply/Ok and restart.
This should take care of your problem let me know either way
Edited by cbarnard, 30 March 2009 - 11:17 PM.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:59 AM
Depending on some of the applications this can be a good thing. The MVPS host file is designed to block Advertisement Sites and sites that contain malware and point to Malware. Some of theses sites may be how you got infected in the first place. What applications on Facebook are you having a issue with. Also what other sites are you having a issue with?
I can't use a lot of applications on Facebook and on other sites. Can you help me restore back to my original host file? Thanks
Maybe we can help you Identify why the sites are being blocked.
If you still insist I can tell you the only line needed in a unedited copy of the hosts file but the Malware tech told you to install the program for good reasons.
Edited by tuxmaster, 31 March 2009 - 02:59 AM.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:05 AM
MVPS hosts file is good to have, It redirects your computer to itself in the event that you are going to connect to a known bad site.
I should have offered and edit fix instead of a removal fix. Both Tuxmaster or myself can assist you with figuring out which host file is the offender. and edit it. But you run the risk of being infected by this action. I'm don't use facebook so I wasn't even thinking about an edit.
Reply back and I will assist you more.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:16 PM
Edited by zhanger10, 31 March 2009 - 09:17 PM.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:39 PM
maybe cbarnard or tuxmaster can get this right for you now.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:52 PM
Could you give me the URL's of the pages that you are trying to go to.
I think it was "2009 bracket challenge" application. Also when I try to watch college basketball games on the NCAA/CBS on Demand, which uses microsoft silverlight and I can't seem to view any of the videos. Since its free, it requires you to watch ads., so I'm guessing MVPS hosts file is the problem.
To do that right click on the link then click on copy link location.
Please post with the link you are trying to go too.
Edited by tuxmaster, 31 March 2009 - 09:52 PM.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:52 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:10 PM
I need to do a bit of research on my home system. I will get back to you on this.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:25 AM
Yep Just as I thought doubleclick is the issue.
There are a few entries in the hosts file that have to do with doubleclick. That is the reason why the links are not working.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:58 AM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:58 AM
The creator of this file has a database of all the sites that are dangerous, if you encounter a site that is on the list it keeps you from going there.By editing the file you are compromising your security and allowing yourself to access a know bad site.
Is there a way to bypass the code without compromising loss of security like having to ask me for permission or something in that sort?
Edited by cbarnard, 01 April 2009 - 09:58 AM.
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