Can not update SpywareBlaster

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by MikeF., May 10, 2004.

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  1. MikeF.

    MikeF. Guest

    Recently downloaded Spyware Blaster 3.1 but can not connect to the update server. Checked the alternate download option, but didn't help. Turned off Zone Alarm and WinXP firewall, but still can not connect. I found previous posts here with same problem, but found no solution. Could use some help.
    MikeF.
     
  2. toadlife

    toadlife Guest

    Check your hosts file. It's probably riddled with bogus entires. The only entrie in your host file should be this...

    127.0.0.1 localhost



    If you see anything else. Delete them all and save the file

    You can find your hosts file in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     
  3. MikeF.

    MikeF. Guest

    I looked at the Hosts file. At first, I got a message such as: Windows could not open this file because it needs to know what program created it. I opened it with notepad and it showed this:
    Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost

    If the bottom line is the content of my host file, I assume the only host file I have is the 127.0.0.1 local host.
    MikeF.
     
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