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Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 11:58 AM
Hi people Im am having a strange problem with IE6 (i use firefox normally) Whenever I try to open IE it comes up With a box saying True Vector Service has encountered a problem and closes Im using ZoneAlarm Pro what makes it even more weird is the fact that everything was working fine earlier this morning . I scan my machine just about everyday for viruses and spyware etc none found as of yet. Any Ideas ??? :help:

KiwiTT_NZ
10-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Are you running as Admin ? All Internet surfing should be done as a standard user. This user should not have rights to kill the true vector service (zonealarm)

Run msconfig and look at the startup items, check for any unusual items in the run group.

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 12:19 PM
Yes im admin also im the only one that uses this pc. There is nothing new or strange in msconfig

KiwiTT_NZ
10-06-2005, 12:35 PM
The uninstalling ""C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zauninst.exe" /clean" then re-installing ZoneAlarm. Make sure you have the latest version 5.5.094.

Also create a user for "surfing" only as connecting to the internet as admin is a very high security risk.

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 12:57 PM
5.5.094 is the version im running at the mo

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 04:46 PM
I decided to give hijack this a run and it said something about "You have a particularly large amount of hijacked domains. Its probably better to delete the file itself then to fix each item (and create a backup)" "If you see the same IP address in all the reported O1 items, consider deleting your hosts file"

So could that be whats causing my problems and should I delete my hosts file, will a new one be created automatically ???

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 04:49 PM
Here is my HijackThis log file if any one is interested

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:41:46 a.m., on 10/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\imapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\SETI@home\SETI@home.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_SICN0 3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Deer Park Alpha 1\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ross\My Documents\stuff\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.xtra.co.nz/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.xtra.co.nz
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.xtra.co.nz/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg1.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg2.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg3.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg4.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg5.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg6.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg7.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg8.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rgs1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rgs2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg1.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg2.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg3.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg4.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg5.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg6.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg7.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg8.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rgs1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rgs2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 j800banners.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jadlogix.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jadtegrity.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jaimmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 javatar.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbeet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbigpops.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbouncetek.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbravenet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcdcover.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jclickspring.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcollegehumor.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jdownloadacc.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jedonkey.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jeuniverse.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jhot.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jicmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jicq.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jieplugin.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jinternetoptimizer.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmediabuy1.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmediabuyad.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmindset.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmindsettest.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnictech.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnova.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jpiolet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jsanboxer.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jsercee.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jthedelfin.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jwarezp2p.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jwildmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 mediabuy-nic.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.m7z.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 m7z.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcms.cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnova.cjt1.net
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\fdcatch.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFast2KLoadDefault] rundll32.exe wf2kcpl.dll,DllLoadDefaultSettings
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunasDTServ] C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasDtServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunasServ] C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [seticlient] C:\Program Files\SETI@home\SETI@home.exe -min
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: Stardock ObjectDock.lnk = C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV0 3.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using LeechGet - file://C:\Program Files\LeechGet 2004\\AddUrl.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using LeechGet Wizard - file://C:\Program Files\LeechGet 2004\\Wizard.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Parse with LeechGet - file://C:\Program Files\LeechGet 2004\\Parser.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.xtra.co.nz
O16 - DPF: {3FE16C08-D6A7-4133-84FC-D5BFB4F7D886} (WebGameLoader Class) - http://www.miniclip.com/ricochet/ReflexiveWebGameLoader.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by13fd.bay13.hotmail.msn.com/resources/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1112754092546
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WB - C:\PROGRA~1\Stardock\OBJECT~1\WindowBlinds\fastloa d.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: RadClock - Sonic Solutions - (no file)
O23 - Service: Thread Master (ThreadMaster) - http://threadmaster.tripod.com - threadmaster@europe.com - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ThreadMaster\ThreadMast.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

FoxyMX
10-06-2005, 05:24 PM
I decided to give hijack this a run and it said something about "You have a particularly large amount of hijacked domains. Its probably better to delete the file itself then to fix each item (and create a backup)" "If you see the same IP address in all the reported O1 items, consider deleting your hosts file"

So could that be whats causing my problems and should I delete my hosts file, will a new one be created automatically ???
No, a new Hosts file will not be created if you delete your current one. Your Hosts file is definitely hijacked but there are not too many there to get HijackThis to fix it.

Put a tick next to all of the following and have HJT fix them:

O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg1.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg2.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg3.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg4.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg5.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg6.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg7.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rg8.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rgs1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.rgs2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms3.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms4.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms5.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms6.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms7.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms8.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg1.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg2.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg3.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg4.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg5.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg6.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg7.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rg8.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rgs1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 rgs2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 bns2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cms2.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 j800banners.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jadlogix.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jadtegrity.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jaimmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 javatar.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbeet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbigpops.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbouncetek.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jbravenet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcdcover.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jclickspring.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcollegehumor.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jdownloadacc.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jedonkey.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jeuniverse.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jhot.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jicmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jicq.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jieplugin.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jinternetoptimizer.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmediabuy1.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmediabuyad.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmindset.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jmindsettest.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnictech.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnova.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jpiolet.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jsanboxer.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jsercee.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jthedelfin.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jwarezp2p.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jwildmedia.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 mediabuy-nic.cjt1.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.m7z.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 m7z.net
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jcms.cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 www.cydoor.com
O1 - Hosts: 62.75.224.159 jnova.cjt1.net

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)

O23 - Service: RadClock - Sonic Solutions - (no file)

I am not sure about this one:

O16 - DPF: {3FE16C08-D6A7-4133-84FC-D5BFB4F7D886} (WebGameLoader Class) - http://www.miniclip.com/ricochet/Re...bGameLoader.cab

If it doesn't look like it belongs to something you have installed get it fixed as well.

Do the fixes then post another log.

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 05:39 PM
Thanks Foxy I removed all thoses entries restarted and all is sweet again :D It still seems strange how it was working fine earlier in the morning and how would it have got through my protection. Thanks again its much appreciated :thumbs:

FoxyMX
10-06-2005, 05:47 PM
Glad to hear it. :thumbs:

When you say you have scanned for viruses and spyware, does that include using Ad-aware and Spybot? If not, give both a run with updated definitions.

I would recommend installing SpywareBlaster as well to prevent future problems. Make sure you update it after installing and regularly thereafter.

Overdrive_5000
10-06-2005, 05:58 PM
Thats just it I have most of the anti spyware/adware programs: Spybot 1.4, Adaware 1.06, A2 scanner, SpywareBlaster, CounterSpy, Microsoft anti-spyware They get updated all the time and scans are run just about every day 2

FoxyMX
10-06-2005, 06:01 PM
Very very strange, then. SpywareBlaster is supposed to lock out that sort of thing, same with Spybot if the setting is enabled so it's a bit of a mystery how your Hosts file got like that. :confused:

Metla
10-06-2005, 06:28 PM
Personally I use Spybot to view the host file,and just select the lot and hit the delete button to get rid of what shouldn't be in there, always get a chuckle to see every single Security site on the planet marked inacesable to the user......