Host File concern

  daveg66 23:36 23 May 2008
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I bought the July edition of pc advisor tonight and noticed a letter in the help room concerning host files, I did a check & all i can see is this:

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new
127.0.0.1 new

The system is registered to new (in system properties) & I have several antispy/virus packages; Kaspersky Internet 7 & webroot's spysweeper, which flags up a warning when i try to delete any of the above, otherwise both programmes show all clear (no viruses, malware or spyware etc).

Is the above normal & if not what can i delete.

  rdave13 23:43 23 May 2008

To be honest all I know about host files is within Google's information pack; click here= .

Hope that helps.

  Taff™ 07:33 24 May 2008

click here and download Funkytoad`s HostsExpert. You can restore the MS default Hosts file and make it read only. See the features list. Quickest way I know to safeguard the Hosts file and protect it from malicious attack.

  skidzy 07:53 24 May 2008

127.0.0.1 new

Its fine,its the loopback of your own machine.

Are you on a network using a router ?

  barryoneoff.co.uk 07:55 24 May 2008

In my case it's Spybot S&D that's putting the extra entries there.

  skidzy 07:58 24 May 2008

barryoneoff.co.uk has a good point,especially if Spybot SD is installed and the teatimer activated,webroot may work in a similar fashion.

  daveg66 08:21 24 May 2008

I'm just using a standard "wired" BT 105 modem (a little old but it gives me 5.1mbps).

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