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Edited by Stang777, 02 February 2010 - 04:20 AM.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:06 AM
# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy # This list is Copyright 2000-2008 Safer Networking Limited 127.0.0.1 007guard.com 127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com 127.0.0.1 008i.com 127.0.0.1 008k.com 127.0.0.1 www.008k.com 127.0.0.1 00hq.com 127.0.0.1 www.00hq.com 127.0.0.1 legal-at-spybot.info 127.0.0.1 www.legal-at-spybot.info 127.0.0.1... # This list is Copyright 2000-2007 Safer Networking Limited # End of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:30 PM
Hi and Welcome to BleepingComputer,
There is no need to post the file here. Spybot changes your host file by adding sites to it to prevent your computer from going to known bad sites. It makes it so that if you happen upon one of those sites, it just directs your computer to 127.0.0.1, which means your computer will not connect to the bad site.
Spybot is not malware and changing your host file is a normal function of Spybot intended to protect your computer.
Out of curiosity, what program told you that the host file had been changed?
Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:43 PM
Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:33 PM
There are other loopback addresses but you don't see them very often.
127.0.0.1 is the standard IP address used for a loopback network connection. This means that if you try to connect to 127.0.0.1, you are immediately looped back to your own machine, considering that a local server is installed on your machine. 127.0.0.1 is also referred to as “localhost”, meaning ‘this computer’.
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
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