May 6th, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Read the rest for the sample code. Firefox + NoScript for me, thanks.
May 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Something I don't understand there. They're instantiating an ActiveX object . Wouldn't that be blocked by most people's security settings these days? I know it would be by mine.
May 6th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Spybot Search & Destroy. Go to the "tools" section, you can inspect what is in your hosts file.
If you select "IE Tweaks" there is also an option to lock the hosts file as read only.
Like phernandez I generally use FF with "noscripts". My IE is set to ask permission before running ActiveX I cannot remember what the default is though?............... probably to run them?
May 6th, 2008, 04:46 PM
May 6th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Doesn't that cause a problem with MSUpdate?
May 6th, 2008, 04:59 PM
In my browser, I can enable/disable most anything with 2 clicks on the toolbar, globally or on a per tab basis, so I don't have to worry bout that.
May 6th, 2008, 05:57 PM
I am pretty sure you need admin privledges to edit a host file.
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May 6th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I can't test this now (at work, with admin priveleges) but I believe anyone can open host in notepad, make changes then save.
Originally Posted by morganlefay
Found a page that said admin required for Vista. Don't believe XP required this.
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May 6th, 2008, 06:50 PM
In XP I can edit it as I please, haven't tried Vista though...
May 6th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Yes, that's how I understand it.............. only Vista needs admin, that is why it could be an issue because malware and rogue websites can hijack it in other versions of Windows.
ZoneAlarm Pro, Spybot S&D and WinPatrol all have the capability of locking the file
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