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What does "Virus found hosts" mean?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Frontier, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Frontier

    Frontier Byte Poster

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    I get this detected every day when I run my AVG free virus scanner and it always fails to heal it. Does anyone know what it is and how I can get rid of it? Many thanks.
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    A quick google suggests that AVG has found something amiss with your 'hosts' file.

    The whereabouts of this file will depend on the version of Windows you are running.

    It usualy means that something has altered this file, which should not normaly happen. On *most* machines the file does not actualy exist, but a 'sample' one, called hosts.sam does exist.

    Harry.
     
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  3. faros

    faros Banned

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    Illegal download spam deleted. Nothing to see here, move along.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Somebody else do it and tell me what happens...

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  5. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Any reason you wouldn't buy and download it from the official Kaspersky site?

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    I thought Harry was back but just checked the dates :( anyone still in touch with him?
     
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