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

11 Jun 2011   #1

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

Whos been mucking around with my HOSTS file?-pinglocalhost.jpg

Sure enough, my HOSTS file has the line: 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

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.

Whos been mucking around with my HOSTS file?-capture.png

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12 Jun 2011   #3

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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