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#1 TechPc1

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

hi

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.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1747469
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7813_102-0.html?threadID=409683
http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=383193

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
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

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