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Spyware Guard detected two possible website hijack entries &

removed them. Were they added to my hosts file as evidenced by the numbers 127.0.0.1? How great a threat are these two entries?


Infection Name Location Risk
Possible Website Hijack (4308) 127.0.0.1 adwords.google.com High
Possible Website Hijack (4311) 127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com High

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(NT) (NT) What hosts file do you use Harv?
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(NT) (NT) I'm using MVPS hosts.

In reply to: (NT) What hosts file do you use Harv?

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(NT) (NT) Oops! I goofed. I'm using Spyware DOCTOR trial version

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False positive Harv

It's in MVPS hosts file

# [Google Inc][Restricted Zone site]
127.0.0.1 adwords.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 imageads.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com

Not sure if Spyware Doctor allow you to ignore it. You can also report the false positive to them so future scan will not show false positive.

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Thanks Donna. :)

In reply to: False positive Harv

I will report these false positives to the Spyware Doctor support people.

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