Hosts file - & PCA

  Seth Haniel 08:56 13 May 2008

on page 166 of July 2008 PCA it is sugested that the Hosts file shuld look like the sample printed.
my Hosts file had several thousand entrants put there by Spybot S&D - a bit confusing to say the least - So do I revert back to the 'simple' hosts file or keep the S&D one ???

  Taff™ 09:17 13 May 2008

As long as those entries are from Spybot you should be OK. To double check open spybot under advanced mode and remove all the spybot entries. You should be left with the hosts file as given in PCA. Then I would reapply the spybot list.

  baldtaco 15:52 13 May 2008

I use several hosts files, and slot them in depending on what I'm doing. They range through; mischief – prurient – regular ad blocking – to paranoid dry nun. Having a huge list can slow your machine down without other changes but in itself is no bad thing. If Spybot SD put the entries there leave 'em be.

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