Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by futurefriend, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. futurefriend

    futurefriend Registered Member

    Feb 28, 2003
    hello EVERYONE, Plz problem do not know what to do,or fix,
    when i first installed SPYAD,,,,
    when i went to restricted sites, i would see a whole list of items on the restricted site,,,but

    when i go to find,search on C & D drives then type in HOSTS,(or hosts, or host) at 1 time i would put up a list on wordpad that would show all the items witha, but I CAN NO LONGER see this on any HOSTS page, plz any idea how I can put up the notepad, word pad ect thats says all the & sites, "thanks "FF"
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Hi futurefriend,

    Good to see you again. :)

    Okay, IE-SpyAd is not related to your Hosts file issue. IE-SpyAd does add a list of sites to the Internet Explorer Restricted zone. You can check those any time by going to IE > "Tools" menu > "Internet Options..." > "Security" tab > select "Restricted sites" icon > press "Sites..." button. If those are still there, then you are okay with IE-SpyAd. (By the way, updates to IE-SpyAd come out fairly frequently, you may want to download the latest update. If you need help on that, just ask.)

    Your Hosts file is totally different. The last I recall you were on Windows 98, so your Hosts file would most likely be here:


    If you used to have a hosts file and somehow it has gone missing, this could be a sign of possible spyware activity. You may want to check your system with Spybot S&D and/or Ad-aware.

    You can get a good replacement Hosts file from Hpguru here.
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