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Windows 7: How to edit Spybot Hostfile? and with what

3 Weeks Ago   #1
sycogenesis

windows 10 64 bit
 
 
How to edit Spybot Hostfile? and with what

I have an issue that Spybot hostfile is creating it glitched and made 007guard.com the main host which is messing up one of my programs i need for streaming so how do i edit the hostfile and save it what program do i use to save the changes i've made


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to W7F sycogenesis. Take a look here----> How do I reset the hosts file?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Get rid of spybot it adds 15000 entries to the host file
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Get windows 10 it ignores the host file
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
sycogenesis

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have tried getting rid of Spybot doesn't work and i have win 10
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
indianacarnie

 

Try this. After uninstalling it "normally", go to the registry and drill down to HKEY_CURRENT USER\SOFTWARE\ and find this entry :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SpybotPostWindows10UpgradeReInstall and delete it. That should take care of your problem.

If you have any more Win10 questions I suggest you head over to Windows 10 Forums our Sister site. A lot of good help there!

Hope this helps.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Get rid of spybot it adds 15000 entries to the host file
There is nothing wrong with Spybot.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Agree with those who suggest dumping it.
It's no longer highly regarded in most security circles.
There are far better anti-malware offerings and far better "custom" hosts file offerings these days*.

(*The very fact that you're having trouble removing it pretty much proves that point.)

But, to each, his/her own.

Cheers!

MM
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose I should of said Edge browser ignores the host file so if you're having issue using other browsers open Edge and see what happens
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LadyF, for years I agreed with you! I really enjoyed using Spbot S&D 1.62 and version 2! However, I have SpywareBlaster now handling the host file operations and all is very well! Spybot has lost a little bit of its cutting edge the last few years -- according to scuttlebutt across The 'Net.
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