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#1 flavius

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:36 PM

:thumbsup: is it correct that a full or filling host file can slow down spyware /antivirus up dates, my host file windows/system32/ drivers /ect after 127.0.0.1 local host as on the next line, #start of entries inserted by spybot. as far as my best guestimate there is 6600 entries followed by # end of entries inserted by spybot. on the same page as host file 260kb i have two more host files one says host.20081011-213432backup and the other says host.20081015-211605backup but when i open the backup hosts they seem to have the same begining and ending, so my question is, can i delete any of or all of the host file after 127.0.0.1 local host and any of or all of the two backup files or will this leave me with a load of adware to contend with, advice on hosts would be gratefully received
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

You can delete them all and run spybot and the updates and it will recreate the host file.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:53 AM

thank you perr iwill delete them all then run a full scan this afternoon once again thanks for the quick reply
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