You can use anyone of the one's mentioned in the Tutorial.
To locate the Host file:
In the tutorial, under Enter the Hosts File
, you'll see a chart listing Operating System
, and Location on Hard Drive
Find your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro, etc., ....)
, then follow the directions to the Host file.
For example, If you're OS (Operating System)
is Windows XP, this is the location of the Host file:
To get to the file, double click My Computer
on your desktop.
Then double click Local Disk (c:)
Locate, and double click the windows
Now locate and double click the system32
Double click the drivers
Double click the etc
In that folder you will find the host
Right click that file and select Rename
Change the name from host
to host.orig (for original)
Now put whichever host file you decide to use, in the same folder this renamed host file is located.
I also suggest you use these programs:
(They're all free.)aČ freeewido
- Windows 2000 and XP, only.Ad-AwareSpybot S&DSpywareblasterSpywareGuard
These programs, updated
and used regularly
, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...
Download them, update
them, and then run them.Important:Please
read this tutorial
on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS
damage, if not used properly.
Other useful Tutorials:Using Ad-Aware SEUsing SpywareBlasterUsing SpywareGuardUsing Ewido
Also read this Tutorial, if you haven't yet:Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet
Edited by tg1911, 21 July 2006 - 02:38 AM.