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#1 razordogz

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:32 PM

I saw a post about the Spybot 193 entries still not protected on this site from Google Search which prompted me to join but I can't find the thread.

I'm using Windows 7 and i'm hearing a lot about it's Opera's cookies which is the issue.... I DO NOT have Opera installed only have Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Chrome & IE so in my case it's not Opera. I have looked on YT for a tutorial and travelled help documents but still no solution. Spybot + AntiVirus 2.3 it's all updated. Windows Firewall, Ccleaner is off, Revo Uninstaller is off. i've tried safe mode as well 


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 03:04 PM

What Spybot related entries are you referring to?
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 03:37 PM

There is nothing that gives any indication
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 03:55 PM

If you used Spybot S&D's Immunization feature, the "Global (Hosts)" profile typical adds about 15493 entries to the HOSTS file starting with 127.0.0.1.

If you open the Hosts file, the note at the top and bottom will show the entries were inserted by Spybot:
# 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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Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:11 PM

If you used Spybot S&D's Immunization feature, the "Global (Hosts)" profile typical adds about 15493 entries to the HOSTS file starting with 127.0.0.1.

If you open the Hosts file, the note at the top and bottom will show the entries were inserted by Spybot:

# 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

I've opened host file and see loads of 127.0.0.1 entries including 007 guard etc but I can't see anything untoward just a full a to z of links mostly x rated but just don't know why I can't immunize the final 193 files. By the Way your first link shows a different version of Spybot i am using 2.3 with antivirus which is why I want to be sure i'm protected, thanks for your tech support :)



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:29 PM

I have not used Spybot in years and do not know anyone who uses it anymore or the newer versions including most of our members.

However, if you encounter issues with Spybot's HOST file feature, they should be reported here so the development team can investigate.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

While I sometimes wished I had kept 1.62 and not gotten the license for 2.x, presently using 2.4 [with AV modules disabled], it seems to guard the host file ok, and immunizes early in the morning, maybe once or twice weekly.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:22 PM

I went back to Spybot after malwarebytes started doing my head in. I like 2.3 it does the immunize but then says 193 entries not added and no info on this at all but hosts file is looking Ok.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:56 PM

Again...the issue should be reported here so the Spybot development team can investigate.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

I saw a post about the Spybot 193 entries still not protected on this site from Google Search which prompted me to join but I can't find the thread.

I'm using Windows 7 and i'm hearing a lot about it's Opera's cookies which is the issue.... I DO NOT have Opera installed only have Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Chrome & IE so in my case it's not Opera. I have looked on YT for a tutorial and travelled help documents but still no solution. Spybot + AntiVirus 2.3 it's all updated. Windows Firewall, Ccleaner is off, Revo Uninstaller is off. i've tried safe mode as well 

 

I think the thread you are referring to was about Spyware Blaster and Chrome.



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:09 PM

No it was Spybot search and destroy

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 05:40 AM

I can say with certainty that you are mistaken because none of the regulars here use Spybot. It's been junk for many years.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:12 AM

I can say with certainty that you are mistaken because none of the regulars here use Spybot. It's been junk for many years.

I use Spybot 2 [minus AV module] to keep up with it, to help others with it [if asked].  While it appears not to be as effective as 1.62 was in the past, I'm hoping the developers will get on the ball and improve the product.  Having a choice of more than one product is almost always a benefit to consumers.        


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:29 AM

Yes not as effective anymore but I would not call it junk. Since there are better alternatives, most folks don't use Spybot anymore.
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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:51 AM

 

I can say with certainty that you are mistaken because none of the regulars here use Spybot. It's been junk for many years.

I use Spybot 2 [minus AV module] to keep up with it, to help others with it [if asked].  While it appears not to be as effective as 1.62 was in the past, I'm hoping the developers will get on the ball and improve the product.  Having a choice of more than one product is almost always a benefit to consumers.        

 

 

 

 

Spybot has been inferior for the last ten years. It appears the developers aren't interested in improving it or they would have done it already. It was one of the first adware detectors that was popular fifteen years ago. Generally when a user comes to BC and asks about Spybot, the first piece of advice is get rid of it because there are better products available. 






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