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Just checked my hosts file: Found 120.0.0.1 localhost


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#1 MalwareWarrior

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:01 AM

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I went to the Microsoft website and reset the hosts file. (I just copied the text on the page that said it was for the Windows 7 hosts) Prior to the hosts reset, the only text in there was 120.0.0.1 localhost. Anyone know what this means? This happened one other time before, so it has to be something.

Edited by MalwareWarrior, 07 February 2012 - 02:02 AM.


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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:44 AM

127.0.0.1 is the local loopback, and is perfectly normal. Please verify that that is what you are seeing.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
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Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Edited by cryptodan, 07 February 2012 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Just my 2 cents.. From my experience BOTH 127.0.0.1 and 120.0.0.1 refer to "localhost".
"localhost" is THIS computer so both are valid loopbacks, however, 120.0.0.1 is usually used in a Domain.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

Uh no 120.0.0.1 is not local host as per the RFC's that dictate that. 120.0.0.0/8 is a route able IP addresses range.

Once such RFC http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1912.txt

Also see here: http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/120.0.0.1




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