Attention Ad-Aware users

  NICK ADSL UK 22:36 13 Jun 2004

This is a notice to Ad-Aware users using the MVPS HOSTS file
MVPS HOSTS [13/June/04]


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Attention Ad-Aware users
Ad-Aware has decided to include a new detection when scanning the HOSTS file. This now creates a "Bad hosts file entry" in the log file generated at the end of a scan. The best thing to do is to place a check in each entry, right-click and select: "Add selection to ignorelist". Otherwise if you let AWW "fix" these items it will trash the HOSTS file! Even if you have it "locked" by [example] SpywareBlaster or Winpatrol. It does not return the attributes and renames the HOSTS file incorrectly to hosts.
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  VoG II 22:39 13 Jun 2004

Thanks Nick.

That was nice of them I must say :o(

  Pidder 23:06 13 Jun 2004

Not being very knowledgeable, what is the Hosts file. I think I shall discontinue using Ad-Adware.

  VoG II 23:15 13 Jun 2004
  NICK ADSL UK 23:15 13 Jun 2004

Hi Pidder
That would not be wise to discontinue using Ad-Adware. Your best bet is to improve your knowledge of this type of software by reading up
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And by having a look in on our new spyware forum which can be found here
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Where many of the members are experts in spyware fighting
Kind regards

  Dumble452 23:16 13 Jun 2004

Can someone explain, in simple language, what this means. Please.

  researcher 23:32 13 Jun 2004

Just for my reference - sorry I cannot help re hosts files!

  Pidder 23:33 13 Jun 2004

VoG™ and NICK ADSL UK Thanks, I'll check your references.

  woodchip 00:18 14 Jun 2004


  GANDALF <|:-)> 01:20 14 Jun 2004

I spend a lot of time cleaning out hosts files, so I would say hurrah!


  powerless 01:32 14 Jun 2004



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