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#1 raw

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:35 PM

Just a small program I've written to replace a corrupt HOSTS file.Only for XP (cause thats all I had access to). I will post a link after Grinler checks it out for all you great people.Or BC can host the file makes me no difference. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:02 PM

Cool :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:41 PM

And here's the link
http://66.205.111.174/HOSTFix.zip <---zipped

http://66.205.111.174/HOSTFix.exe <---Not zipped

Unzip it anywhere and run it...thats it.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 11:39 PM

I love it...let me know if you want me to host it or you can leave it there. Up to you and I do not mind hosting it.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:09 AM

Yes feel free,helps out my bandwidth :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:17 AM

Hey what about my bandiwdth!

Hehe...

new links are:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/downloads/...ity/HOSTFix.exe

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/downloads/...ity/HOSTFix.zip

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:29 PM

Ummm under what circumstances might this be needed? Only have a vague notion about Hosts files.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:07 PM

Its an XP Home computer with broadband internet, the problem is that it won't show yahoo.com. It seems to go through the motions of loading the page but then just displays a blank screen, no error message, nothing at all. However it doesn't have this problem with any other website, just yahoo.com, any ideas?

Grinler, your help is priceless but I still can't access search engines. Now, instead of the blue screen, I get a "server cannot be found" message. I can get to all other sites I've tried. Help!

When spyware rewrites your HOSTS file getting to common websites such as Yahoo and Google becomes impossible (unless you know the IP address).This is simply a tool to reset HOSTS back to Windows original.If this line is in HOSTS:
66.250.74.150 google.com
When you type google.com in your browser you will be taken to coolwebsearch.com (which is NOT cool :thumbsup: ) Hope that helps a little.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:41 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks Raw .....thats a neat little proggie to have around (hope I never need it tho). I'm going to put a "First aid" folder on my desk top and include help tools. This will be great for that. Your quite talented. THX again :flowers:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:46 PM

Tried this link and it seems to be down.Has it been removed?Can I get it somewhere else?

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:22 AM

Click the link in Raws post, way at the bottom, under the two little gifs. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 05:42 PM

Downloaded this. Sounds like a great "Band Aide" to quote another. However, I run it and get na error that says file path not found. Anyone know why?

Concern:

I have network connections listed in my host file that are needed as references for other programs. Is this program going to wipe those out?

Even if I can't use it, it's a briliant idea.

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 10:06 PM

What OS are you using?
Because i have the same prob with Win 2K, I think its cause the system root is named different in 2K its Winnt, and in XP its Windows.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 09:53 PM

Unfortunately it was written on Windows XP for XP.Since i'm a Linux user XP
was all i had access to at the time i coded that program.
And yes it will wipe out any existing hosts you already have in there.
I wrote it to be "quick and dirty" to regain a hijacked HOSTS file when sites like Yahoo and Google will not resolve properly.
Maybe in the near future i will add a new OS detection routine and code it for other Windows systems. If there's enough need for it.

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