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Mvps Hosts File Update [12-29-06] Started by siljaline , Dec 29 2006 01:46 PM Please log in to reply No replies to this topic #1 siljaline siljaline Security Expert Members 141 Explicitly added directory and file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts Me Too0 Last Comment Replies bose Contributor4 Reg: 19-Mar-2014 Posts: 12 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 19-Mar-2014 | 2:48AM • sao123 Contributor4 Reg: 20-Apr-2014 Posts: 15 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 2 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 20-Apr-2014 | 8:36PM • Permalink There is a growing community of people who want to strengthen Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? this contact form

Simply using a HOSTS file is not a cure-all against all the dangers on the Internet, but it does provide another very effective "Layer of Protection". Powered by Blogger. Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content Forum Rules Forums Members Tutorials Startup List Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy


Someone with your knowledge and experience in computers may be better off with a product that does not cause the hassles you are seeing. Interface seems like it's been designed by monkey lemmings. Norton does not "lock down" the HOSTS file.  You can still add anything you want to the HOSTS file.  It does, apparently, include the file in all scans however, regardless of I am not missing the point, I was providing you with a workaround.

ESET is a cleaner and more advanced piece of software. I, nor anyone for that matter, shouldn't need to disable protection at all... MVPS HOSTS now includes entries for most major parasites, hijackers and unwanted Adware/Spyware programs! Some tools are blatently hidden below submenu after submenu.

Windows 10/8 requires special instructions see here Windows 7 requires special instructions see here Win Vista requires special instructions see here When you run the (mvps.bat) batch Password Site Map Home Authors List Today's Posts Search Web Partners Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... The time now is 02:46 AM. - Contact Us - Spyware Banter Home - FAQ - Links - Privacy Statement - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.4Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft See post from Buddel here: SendOfJive Guru Norton Fighter25 Reg: 07-Feb-2009 Posts: 12,374 Solutions: 724 Kudos: 5,903 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 03-May-2014 | 10:56AM • Permalink Are you getting

This download includes a simple batch file (mvps.bat) that will rename the existing HOSTS file to HOSTS.MVP then copy the included updated HOSTS file to the proper location. Options are scattered all over the place. Randy -- siljaline MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) & Windows Security, AH-VSOP Security Tools Updates Reply to group, as return address is invalid that we may all benefit. If I have 3 new sets of Virus defs each day I'll have 3 idle Quick Scans, if 4 then 4 and so on...

sao123 Contributor4 Reg: 20-Apr-2014 Posts: 15 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 2 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 03-May-2014 | 11:53PM • Permalink stays the same regardless of Norton Gui open or not. 13% Tools are not hidden and no submenu to submenu's. Ask the experts! Nikhil_CV Norton Fighter25 Reg: 26-Aug-2012 Posts: 2,571 Solutions: 90 Kudos: 582 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 07-May-2014 | 8:04PM • Permalink Joen, thats what I meant.

because in certain cases "Ad Servers" like Doubleclick (and many others) will try silently to open a separate connection on the webpage you are viewing, record your movements then yes ... Please, it's design looks like a child designed it while smoking crack. The comments are property of their posters. it runs like that forever (34 days and counting)...

Skip to main content Norton Community Home Forums Blogs Search HelpWelcome Message FAQs Search Tips Participation Guidelines Terms and Conditions MenuUserLog in Sign up English简体中文 Français Deutsch 日本語 Português Español Under normal conditions the hosts file is rarely changed, and the contents of the hosts file is very small.Some tools frequently change the hosts file, resulting in frequent re-scans being triggered.Some I personally love the UI of NIS, simple, modern and suitable for both experts and beginners.BTW, I don't like the UI of ESET that I've used in the past, it appears Example - the following entry blocks all files supplied by that DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing.

This is current, LIVE, as per writing this. Randy Knobloch, Dec 29, 2006 #1 Advertisements Guest Guest Thank you Randy. I also do not rely on Norton to manage my hosts file.

Each time I add a line, save, or delete a line, save, NIS decides that it needs to scan it for 5 minutes and cause high system usage.

Norton, Symantec, does NOT have any right to lock down the HOSTS file or any file for that matter especially when there is an explicit EXCLUSION to exclude it from scans. These updates are posted to most major security related sites, Newsgroups, and mailing lists, blogs etc. Stu "Randy Knobloch" wrote: > The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [12-29-06] > > > Download: (125 kb) > > > How To: Download and Extract the Several functions may not work.

You'll be able to ask any tech support questions, or chat with the community and help others. Randy Knobloch, Dec 29, 2006 #3 Advertisements Show Ignored Content Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? Workaround for using the MVPS HOSTS file and leaving the DNS Client service enabled (set to: Automatic) If you find after a period of time that your browser seems sluggish with his comment is here Make sure to reset the Service (if needed) prior to connecting (reboot required) to your work Domain ...

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Anyway, I'm using the latest version to whatever NIS provided from the internet download link and from updates. Reproduction of information on this site, in any form, is prohibited without express written permission.Microsoft and or are in no way affiliated with, nor offers endorsement of, this site. People need to wake up...

vBulletin Message No Thread specified. ok whatever. until I disable the host file again.  Others have also reported this issue. Explicitly added directory and file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts Sandro_cm Guru Norton Fighter25 Reg: 06-Dec-2009 Posts: 2,191 Solutions: 52 Kudos: 357 Kudos1 Stats Re: HOSTS File Posted: 19-Mar-2014 | 8:25AM • Permalink Welcome

Besides this is a fresh installation of Windows and I can certainly reproduce the problem on a fresh, or even OLD, version on VMware image. - Did you have the latest Really? Interface seems like it's been designed by monkey lemmings. sao123 Contributor4 Reg: 20-Apr-2014 Posts: 15 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 2 Kudos0 Re: HOSTS File Posted: 29-Jun-2014 | 6:36PM • Permalink yes this is the behavior which is happening.

Thanks to everyone involved for providing the online update notices for the HOSTS file. I even rebooted the system after adding SecurityRisk.URLRedir to the excluded security risks/signature exclusions. It's very clean. Other Programs using the MVPS HOSTS file Hosts Block NOAD Virusface Linux and Mac Users Although I do not use either Linux or a Mac, I often get requests for "How

This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s) that supplies these little gems.