Windows hosts file and Norton (NIS 2008)

Posted: 08-05-2008, 12:13 AM

Today I noticed that when I run NIS 2008 security inspector (when going
on stage to check IP adresses) it just remove all entryes in hosts file
in Windows/System 32/Drivers/etc
However,when I run Spybot S&D it cretae new host file with over 8000
entries but when I run Security inspector it's just delete all entries
Is this normal?
Checking my image file created with Acronis Home (which contains ONLY
Windows Vista SP1 and no other software) I noticed that also hosts file
is empty too.
In both (image file and curent Windows Vista SP1) in hosts file (opened
with notepad) entry is this:

# COPYRIGHT (C) 1993-2006 MICROSOFT CORP.
#
# THIS IS A SAMPLE HOSTS FILE USED BY MICROSOFT TCP/IP FOR WINDOWS.
#
# THIS FILE CONTAINS THE MAPPINGS OF IP ADDRESSES TO HOST NAMES. EACH
# ENTRY SHOULD BE KEPT ON AN INDIVIDUAL LINE. THE IP ADDRESS SHOULD
# BE PLACED IN THE FIRST COLUMN FOLLOWED BY THE CORRESPONDING HOST
NAME.
# THE IP ADDRESS AND THE HOST NAME SHOULD BE SEPARATED BY AT LEAST ONE
# SPACE.
#
# ADDITIONALLY, COMMENTS (SUCH AS THESE) MAY BE INSERTED ON INDIVIDUAL
# LINES OR FOLLOWING THE MACHINE NAME DENOTED BY A '#' SYMBOL.
#
# FOR EXAMPLE:
#
# 102.54.94.97 RHINO.ACME.COM # SOURCE SERVER
# 38.25.63.10 X.ACME.COM # X CLIENT HOST

127.0.0.1 LOCALHOST
::1 LOCALHOST

Runed full system scan with NIS,Spybot and Kaspersky online scaner and
nothig found

I'm very confused,what's going on (or wrong)

Vista SP1 32-bit NIS 2008 15.5


--
Lazaruslong

Windows hosts file and Norton (NIS 2008)


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Re: Windows hosts file and Norton (NIS 2008)
Posted: 08-05-2008, 12:53 AM
That is the fresh hosts file like you get from a fresh
install of the OS. Spybot apparently misuses the file
to effectively blacklist certain names by setting them
to the loopback address. NIS apparently likes to do
much more than I would like to have it do - if it does
as you indicate.

"Lazaruslong" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:f03fc81fbf4e1ed285efc015a5329db3@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Today I noticed that when I run NIS 2008 security inspector (when going
> on stage to check IP adresses) it just remove all entryes in hosts file
> in Windows/System 32/Drivers/etc
> However,when I run Spybot S&D it cretae new host file with over 8000
> entries but when I run Security inspector it's just delete all entries
> Is this normal?
> Checking my image file created with Acronis Home (which contains ONLY
> Windows Vista SP1 and no other software) I noticed that also hosts file
> is empty too.
> In both (image file and curent Windows Vista SP1) in hosts file (opened
> with notepad) entry is this:
>
> # COPYRIGHT (C) 1993-2006 MICROSOFT CORP.
> #
> # THIS IS A SAMPLE HOSTS FILE USED BY MICROSOFT TCP/IP FOR WINDOWS.
> #
> # THIS FILE CONTAINS THE MAPPINGS OF IP ADDRESSES TO HOST NAMES. EACH
> # ENTRY SHOULD BE KEPT ON AN INDIVIDUAL LINE. THE IP ADDRESS SHOULD
> # BE PLACED IN THE FIRST COLUMN FOLLOWED BY THE CORRESPONDING HOST
> NAME.
> # THE IP ADDRESS AND THE HOST NAME SHOULD BE SEPARATED BY AT LEAST ONE
> # SPACE.
> #
> # ADDITIONALLY, COMMENTS (SUCH AS THESE) MAY BE INSERTED ON INDIVIDUAL
> # LINES OR FOLLOWING THE MACHINE NAME DENOTED BY A '#' SYMBOL.
> #
> # FOR EXAMPLE:
> #
> # 102.54.94.97 RHINO.ACME.COM # SOURCE SERVER
> # 38.25.63.10 X.ACME.COM # X CLIENT HOST
>
> 127.0.0.1 LOCALHOST
> ::1 LOCALHOST
>
> Runed full system scan with NIS,Spybot and Kaspersky online scaner and
> nothig found
>
> I'm very confused,what's going on (or wrong)
>
> Vista SP1 32-bit NIS 2008 15.5
>
>
> --
> Lazaruslong

 
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