MVPS HOSTS File Update 28.12.05


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Randy Knobloch

'Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File'

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Download:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip (96 kb)

Note: the "text" version also makes a great resource
for determining culprit URLs.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt (381 kb)

Sign up for HOSTS file update notices
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm#contribute

Silj

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Stevie

Thanks M8ty
will go and download it now,thanks for new hosts file
regards steve
 
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Guest

Hi Randy

Thanks for the update notice - just one question. While the number of host
file entries has increased the preamble info still indicates last updated
12/12. Is this correct? Hoster 2.0 is now showing 9948 enties for the MVPS
Hosts File.

Thanks in advance

Stu
 
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Randy Knobloch

Stu said:
Hi Randy

Thanks for the update notice - just one question. While the number of host
file entries has increased the preamble info still indicates last updated
12/12. Is this correct? Hoster 2.0 is now showing 9948 enties for the MVPS
Hosts File.
You must have downloaded an old zip file, Stu - this is odd.
The HOSTS file is dated 28.12.
Try another install and see what gives.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip

Randy

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Guest

I just started using MVPS HOST File for a few weeks, afer first MVPS intalled
Mircosoft AntiSpyware asked if www.visitfind.net pointing to IP Address
127.0.0.1 in the windows host file should be allowed. And just now when I
updated MVPS today again Beta asked for this change www.awmteam.com... So my
question is did I do the right thing by allowing the change?
 
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Dave M

Yes, you did exactly the right thing. Both those malicious sites are in the
mvps hosts file, so anytime you receive an update to it you're going to be
alerted by MSAS simply because the hosts file changed. The key here is the
127.0.0.1 associated with each of those sites. It means that any attempt to
receive data from that site will be blocked. Another number in there means
there's a redirection attempt or possibly just an attempt to speed up site
access, but you should not see anything but 127.0.0.1 coming down to you in
updates from mvps.org. If you receive an alert from MSAS when the hosts file is
not being updated by a new mvps release... then use caution, as that could be a
hijack, even if the site is associated with 127.0.0.1... Think what would
happen if the update was:

127.0.0.1 www.microsoft.com
 
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Guest

Thanks Dave M I just wanted to be sure, hated to think that in trying to be
safe that I had somehow been outsmarted, thanks again
 
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Randy Knobloch

BigSisterAnn said:
I just started using MVPS HOST File for a few weeks, afer first MVPS intalled
Mircosoft AntiSpyware asked if www.visitfind.net pointing to IP Address
127.0.0.1 in the windows host file should be allowed. And just now when I
updated MVPS today again Beta asked for this change www.awmteam.com... So my
question is did I do the right thing by allowing the change?
Yes - please see how MSAS asks for confirmation;
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/HostsAlert.gif

Randy

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