Not sure I'm understanding your question
, but does this help you out a bit ?:
There are soms "good
" lists to put in the hosts file, so malicious sites cannot be reached (s.a HPGuru's Hosts file
Good items (placed by a trustworthy program/hosts list) in the hosts file can be recognized as
127.0.0.1 Bad site
127.0.0.1 co olwebsearch.c om)
Perhaps another user had installed this kind of lists to prevent the installation of spyware ?
(There are also hosts lists to protect against the available since a few days)
But items in your Hosts file can also be the result of malware
that want to prevent you from reaching security sites (online virusscans, sites to download anti virus updates etc ..)
This can be recognized f.e by
127.0.0.1 Good site
with lots of information about the Hosts file
If you want to restore the original
Windows Hosts file, you can use Hoster
* Download and save this tool to the desktop (you can replace or remove it later)
* then extract the zipped folder and open "hoster.exe"
* Click "Restore Original Hosts > OK and exit Hoster
Good luck !