Is this normal? About Spybot and hosts file…

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Matt_Smi, May 18, 2005.

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  1. Matt_Smi

    Matt_Smi Registered Member

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    So I just did a scan with Spybot 1.3 and got some results that at first alarmed me! Take a look at the picture below to see what it found; when I saw coolwebsearch there I almost died! Until I saw that they were re-directed hosts and not registry entries or anything like that. This must have something to do with my hosts file (Bluetack) because after this scan I disabled it and then ran Spybot again, and it came up clean. So what is the deal here, anyone else get this? Normal? Something wrong with my hosts file which I just updated today and always keep as read only? BTW Ad-aware found nothing after scanning my hosts file.
     

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  2. Trooper

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    I get the same exact thing man. I dunno what it is, I guess Spybot needs some work huh? ;)

    Maybe when 1.4 goes final, all will be good again.
     
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    Ok good to know I am not the only one, thanks for the links dog. I guess I will just exclude those items from further scans or shut off my hosts file when I scan from now on.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on that dog. :)
     
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