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    Question about the HOSTS file

    I looked at my HOSTS file and there is A LOT of 127.0.0.1 with a website url after that..
    example :

    127.0.0.1 desktop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 www.altnetp2p.com
    127.0.0.1 alpha.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 shop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 www.bonzi.com
    127.0.0.1 www.brilliantdigital.com
    127.0.0.1 www.b3d.com
    127.0.0.1 media.altnet.com
    127.0.0.1 www.altnet.com
    ... etc

    there is like 200-300 lines there..
    Is that normal? Is this some kind of cache? I don't even remember going to these adresses, so if it's a cache, when does it get deleted?

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    no its not 'normal'. someone/something had to write those entries in. you'll find you cannot go to any of those addresses because your computer will be looking for these sites locally not on the internet. 127.0.0.1 is know as the loopback address or the address for LocalHost.

    this is not necesseraly a bad thing and can be used to keep a browser from going to malicious web pages in pop-ups or blocking annoying ad servers.

    looking at those addresses id keep the hosts file exactly as it is.
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    127.0.0.1 desktop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 www.altnetp2p.com
    127.0.0.1 alpha.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 shop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 www.bonzi.com
    127.0.0.1 www.brilliantdigital.com
    127.0.0.1 www.b3d.com
    127.0.0.1 media.altnet.com
    127.0.0.1 www.altnet.com
    I think this is your spybot s&d browser protection thing.. Because all of those sites have adware on it.

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    Thanks, that's why I was not able to go to teenxxx.com (joking..)

    I didn't looked at all the file, I should have, sorry :|

    some of the comments are :
    # Kazaa related:
    # Websites involded in Kazaa Lite or other P2P related scams:
    # Adservers and other crappy sites
    #END of KL Supertrick (September 24th 2003)

    What the hell is KL supertrick? Where does that come from? :| Could it be from spysweeper?

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    Oh, and gator.com was in comment, so I guess that buy installing Divx (it's installing gator too), the little nasty Gator proggy put the line in comment! Ha, nasty nasty Gator! :P

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    some of the comments are :
    # Kazaa related:
    # Websites involded in Kazaa Lite or other P2P related scams:
    # Adservers and other crappy sites
    #END of KL Supertrick (September 24th 2003)
    Most of the kazaa sites have adware/spam in it (kazaagold.. etc).

    KL Supertrick was a ad-on to Klite, I think that modified your host file.

    If you need a clean host file, you can go here

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    Ok.. by kazzalite k++ or something like that. Thanks!

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