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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:39 AM
Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:16 PM
Host file changed
The HOSTS file should not show as changed unless the user is aware of a program needing a change made to it and is aware that it is being altered. Protection softwares and also Malware's will often change this file so they can affect where a computer goes to on the internet.
This is one reason why the user on this system needs to look at the file to make certain that something didn't change it and if so determine if it is a good or bad change...
General system maintenance can change the file even when it isn't apparent by visual inspection. AVG uses a checksum to compare a file before and after and a minor change or correction to the file could have caused it to appear changed.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:27 PM
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