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Hosts file and akamai.net?

 
 
Sean Cousins
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      22-01-2006, 03:12 AM
I use Hostsman and update via MVPSHosts and hpHosts, one f these added
a few entries for akamai.net. I can't download new drivers from ATI
because they use akamai.net. Is akamai.net a tracking company and that
is why it is in my Hosts file?

In the meantime, I get the ATI drivers from www.guru3d.com instead.
 
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      22-01-2006, 09:42 AM
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Sean Cousins <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I use Hostsman and update via MVPSHosts and hpHosts, one f these added
>a few entries for akamai.net. I can't download new drivers from ATI
>because they use akamai.net. Is akamai.net a tracking company and that
>is why it is in my Hosts file?
>
>In the meantime, I get the ATI drivers from www.guru3d.com instead.


Someone got installed a spyware/Trojan from some website that uses
akamai for their cache and thought that he found the source.

Mistakes like that always happen.
Contact the author/maintainer of that package and ask him/her to remove
it.
 
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      22-01-2006, 07:29 PM
On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 01:42:14 -0800, (E-Mail Removed)ldomain wrote:


>Someone got installed a spyware/Trojan from some website that uses
>akamai for their cache and thought that he found the source.
>
>Mistakes like that always happen.
>Contact the author/maintainer of that package and ask him/her to remove
>it.


OK, thx for the info. I will look into it.
 
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