False Positive on hphosts HOSTS file

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by HAN, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Received this FP this morning running 4.0.424 database 4030.
    I can run the MVPS HOSTS file ok...
     

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  2. HAN

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    Definition 4031 still has the FP.
     
  3. Marcos

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    The host file is detected because of this:
    127.0.0.1 thepiratebay.org

    Many users do not desire this site to be blacklisted.
    It could be considered as FP of the hosts-file.net (the creator of the host file)....

    Anyways, we'll remove detection.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  4. HAN

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    Thank you Marcos! :)

    Agreed that many like/use Piratebay, but there are also many that like/use the hphosts HOSTS file too (and agree with their choices. ;) ) I fall into the latter group. I appreciate your help!
     
  5. elapsed

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    This is why I think hpHosts is a pile of garbage. I personally use MVPS which sticks to ads/malware only.
     
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