Hostsman

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by bamaman66, Sep 30, 2006.

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  1. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I downloaded hostsman and now everytime I run spybot I get three entries of redirected hosts. Has anyone else had this problem and is this a problem or is this just something that spybot gets?
     
  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi bamaman66 :)

    1- SBS&D false positive probably...
    2- use the MVPs hosts file and overwrite the hosts when you update from MVPs site with HostMan.

    The most recent Mvp's HOSTS file is here:
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Replace your present HOSTS with this one and check again with spybot.

    (I disable this check up in Spybot because it's often give false positive.
    I write to the guys of SpyBot about this at least 3 times: no answer...)


    :)
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Is it finding the below entries ?
    and is this your thread also at the Official Spybot Forum ?

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=7724

    I would also suggest you take a look at the below thread @ the Official Spybot Forum and pay special attention to what the Spybot Advisor Team member comments about those same three entries.

    False Positives coming from hosts file

    HTH,
    Bubba
     
  4. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I solved the problem with hostsman by going into the editor and putting check marks by the three sites. They do not show up when I run spybot. I also fixed the updates so that I would not download the hp hosts file. Everything seems to be fine. I don't understand why a site would be a problem in the hosts file since it keeps pne from going to the site with 127.0.0.1.
     
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