Interesting about Spybot.
I will say that since I've installed SP2 I have no spyware/trogons issues at all. Of course I have other issues I do not like about SP2, such as no CD Easy Writer and no local network.
Sunday, December 5, 2004, 3:53:57 PM, you wrote:
C> Bob is right. The host file only contains the number 127.0.0.1; see my
C> hosts file contents below.
C> However, I also have a hosts file in the Spybot directory and it shows 1,019
C> websites are with the number 127.0.0.1 before it. I guess Spybot is
C> redirecting those websites probes to a loop?
If it's not in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, then it doesn't do anything.
If you want to use the one that Spybot has, just copy it over.
I thought that Spybot's Immunize function would do this, but apparently not, so I don't know why that HOSTS file is in the Spybot folder.
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