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Windows 7: Whos been mucking around with my HOSTS file?

11 Jun 2011   #1
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Whos been mucking around with my HOSTS file?

Interesting:
Name:  pinglocalhost.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  37.1 KB

Sure enough, my HOSTS file has the line:
210.55.180.156 facebook.com127.0.0.1 localhost

Since Im the only one in this house who even knows what a hosts file is, I doubt anyone here has touched it...

I've just removed the line prior to this, and doing a virus scan now.
Anyone else had a similar problem occurance?

Just another notch to add the 'I hate facebook' pole




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11 Jun 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What has this got to do with facebook? Running an ip lookup on that address shows a NZ based host for google video.

Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 3
Size:  14.7 KB




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12 Jun 2011   #3
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I didn't bother doing an IP lookup.
I simply assumed facebook because the file was incorrectly pointing to it.

Virus scan turned up clean.
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