something is editing my hosts file?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by shmish, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. shmish

    shmish Registered Member

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    I wanted to ensure that facebook is not used on my computer at home, so I added a bunch of entries into my hosts file. However, the hosts file keeps getting edited and changed somehow. The entries:
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    127.0.0.1 facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
    are consistently being removed somehow. I believe my computer is clean, as it's a pretty new w7 install with eset nod32 and generally speaking I have safe browsing.

    How could my hosts file be changed?
    Is facebook doing something extemely evil?

    thanks
     

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  2. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    You the only user of that PC?
     
  3. shmish

    shmish Registered Member

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    My 6 year old daughter also uses it. She is just starting to read, and uses the computer to play moshimonsters...
     
  4. Dude111

    Dude111 Registered Member

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    Have you tried to make your host file READ ONLY??
     
  5. shmish

    shmish Registered Member

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    I'll try the read-only. I find that the file changing to be pretty disturbing though!
     
  6. Cudni

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    what security software(s) are you using?
     
  7. shmish

    shmish Registered Member

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    I have nod32 antivirus and Comodo firewall. It's an almost new windows installation with safe browsing/email practices in general.
     
  8. hogndog

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    I put Face Book on the same footing as the old My Space both crawling with potential infections. You probably picked up an infection and the hacker is toying with you. If it keeps up I'd go to Geeks to Go or Bleeping Computer after they clean up your machine stay away from that site, that's just my opinion understand.. ;)

    Hogndog
     
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