Ad Aware,cant remove critical object

  iqs 21:21 18 Sep 2008


I have just scanned my PC,and Ad Aware has detected a critical object.I have tried to remove and quarantine ,but nothing is happening.

The following is stated...

Redirected Hostfile Entry



Any ideas please,thanks

  skidzy 22:29 18 Sep 2008

is that all the info given,i would expect to see more ,such as
[500000308] IP Address: Host Name: (then website) possibly 4 entries.

This was a false positive a while back but an update fixed this issue.

Have you updated Adaware recently ? if not,i suggest you do and the patch will fix your problem.

  iqs 20:47 19 Sep 2008

Hi skidzy,

Yes there is more info....

There is 9 entries when I expand the Redirected Hostfile Entry.

It states Host file entry then an IP address Hos....

I thought was the IP address you used to test your connection ?.

Any ideas???


  iqs 20:48 19 Sep 2008

I still cant remove the entries

  iqs 22:27 19 Sep 2008


  brundle 23:38 19 Sep 2008

It's your HOSTS file as you've surmised (and been told) - if you're using Spybot it will replace the default with a new one, other anti-spyware products can prevent changes to the HOSTS file of any kind. If you only have 9 entries, and none of them look suspicious you have nothing to worry about.

  iqs 19:07 20 Sep 2008

brundle,but I'm not to sure if they are suspicious or not?.

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