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hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 4, 2004 11:40 PM PST
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Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Hounddog / March 5, 2004 1:15 AM PST

Tks Marianna.
Now a question.Do you replace the hosts file you already have or is there a way you have to add to it?

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Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 5, 2004 1:23 AM PST

Bob, you're welcome

Hosts has been updated and verified. There is now a total of 22,752 hosts.

For those who don't know, to use hosts all you have to do is save the file to C:\Windows if you are using Win95/98/Me, to c:\Winnt\system32\drivers\etc if you are running WinNT/2K or to c:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc if you are running Windows XP Pro/Home. Please be sure you rename your hosts file from hosts.txt to HOSTS (no extension).


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Re:Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Hounddog / March 6, 2004 12:31 AM PST

Tks. Marianna
Now another question.I put hosts file in windows folder,run cwshedder and notice it takes awhile to run the hosts file redirections. The next day or so i try cwshedder it finishes in a few mins(no stop on host files redirections). Now i go and check hosts file in windows folder and it shows empty?This normal?

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Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 6, 2004 12:40 AM PST
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Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Hounddog / March 6, 2004 3:16 AM PST

Yes I have the latest cwshedder and also all the others
listed on the anti parasite suite which I keep updated.
My only problem is for some reason the hosts files disappear.Right now if I go to windows folder hosts files it shows 678KB and running cwshedder it puts a check mark on everything as it runs but stops on hosts file redirections for few secs longer before putting on
the check mark.This is the way it always worked but lately sometimes when i run cwshedder it does not stop on hosts files redirections and the hosts file in windows folder shows 0kb.

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Re:hpguru's HOSTS File 05.03.04
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 6, 2004 3:54 AM PST

I can't find anything anywhere about your problem Sad
I have sent Grif an e-mail - maybe he knows more??

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Houndog, Please Make Sure Of A Few Things...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 8, 2004 11:40 PM PST

First, make sure that the HOSTS file is the correct one. Frequently, depending on the programs you have installed on the computer, there may be more than one HOSTS file listed when you do a search for it.

Second, make sure that the HOSTS file is actually empty. Open the file with NOTEPAD and see what's inside. The normal HOSTS file from HPGURU has thousands of entries. If it doesn't then the CWShredder is detecting it as a "redirection" and is emptying the file somehow.

You're exactly correct...That's not normal.

Hope this helps and let us know.


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Re:Houndog, Please Make Sure Of A Few Things...
by Hounddog / March 9, 2004 1:29 PM PST

Tks Grif:
There was always 2 hosts files in windows folder the 1 I put in called hosts with no extention and 1 called hosts.sam.I first started using hosts file a few months ago and when put it in wins. folder opened it with wordpad (Too big for notepad).Next I ran cwshedder
and noticed it stopped for awhile when it came to removing hosts file redirections.When cwshedder run later it didnt stop at all and when opened hosts files it was empty.This happened about 6 times past few months and had to reinstall hosts file.Been ok now past 3 days and have tried to get it to happen again by running every program I have on computer and visiting all sites I can think of that have been on before but its staying ok.

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Houndog, could it be there was a "bug" in that particular
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 9, 2004 1:57 PM PST

cwshredder version and it is now fixed?? That would explain WHY you don't have problems at the moment !

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