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rkill tells about hosts file


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#1 Picaro

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Hello, I did execute rkill and it says "20 out of 15511 HOSTS entries shown.

  Please review HOSTS file for further entries".
I ask.. how to clean the hosts file, I mean how to know which lines
I should delete... there are so many..
Thanks in advance.
 


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:50 PM

RKill will display the first 20 valid entries in the HOSTS file which sometimes is altered (modified) by malware infection. Modification of this file does not necessarily mean your system is infected since some legitimate security programs and custom HOSTS files can also add numerous entries.

For example, Spybot S&D offers four levels of protection to include...Immunization, Resident SDHelper, TeaTimer, Hosts file protection (adding entries).

If you used Spybot'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 21 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Hello and thanks for your time.

I understand what you say, my question is about if I could delete

some entries in that file...if it's possible what entries should I delete.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

Editing the HOSTS file is not complicated but without knowing all the thousands of entries that are present, I cannot recommend what entries to edit.It would probably be easier to just reset the HOSTS file back to default.
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