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spybot's HOSTS file protection

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#1 TechPc1


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:21 PM


iam using spybots HOSTS file protecton

which kind of sites listed on the ??

did only the bad sites (like spyware, malaware , activeX .....) list on the HOSTS file , or spybot also listes warez and illegal sites and so on sites???

which got nothing to do with security

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:36 PM

Generally, sites listed in the HOSTS file will be sites known to be dangerous, ad sites, tracking cookies, and the such
Warez/torrent sites are normally not blocked, unless it is a site that installs malware on your machine just by visiting it.
I don't know what you mean by "illegal sites" but unless they are a security risk, they wont be in the HOSTS file.
You can always edit your HOSTS file and delete a site that you feel is safe, be warned, you MUST be 100% certain that the site is safe before you remove it from your HOSTS file.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:14 PM

Looks like you have asked this question at several places including Spybot.

The entries inserted by Spybot can be viewed by opening the HOSTS file. To do that, go to Posted Image > Run..., and in the open box, copy/paste or type:
notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Click Ok.

It should like similar to this.
# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
# This list is Copyright 2000-2008 Safer Networking Limited	007guard.com	www.007guard.com	008i.com	008k.com	www.008k.com	00hq.com	www.00hq.com 	legal-at-spybot.info 	www.legal-at-spybot.info
# This list is Copyright 2000-2007 Safer Networking Limited
# End of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy

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