Managing Host Files

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?TXVyYWxpIEtyaXNobmEuIFNpcnV2dXJ1?=, May 25, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    Since last week, I was not able to open microsoft.com page and other anti
    virus update web sites.

    I have run deep scan through Microsoft anti spyware, but it said it is
    clean. Then i started looking out all possibilities and found that some virus
    or spyware has updated all microsoft sites, anit virus sites, spyware sites
    as 127.0.0.1 in my Hosts file.

    This is one form of attack which current antispyware is not detecting. I
    wanted this message to be posted to micrsoft anti spyware team, so that they
    can take care of this issue.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TXVyYWxpIEtyaXNobmEuIFNpcnV2dXJ1?=, May 25, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?TXVyYWxpIEtyaXNobmEuIFNpcnV2dXJ1?=

    siljaline Guest

    <paste>
    At this time, support for the beta version of Microsoft Windows
    AntiSpyware is being provided through the following Microsoft
    newsgroups:

    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.announcements
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.appcompat
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.general
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.install
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.networking
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.signatures
    - microsoft.private.security.spyware.onlinecommunity

    These newsgroups can be accessed via NNTP or HTTP. To access these
    newsgroups using HTTP, please go to the following location:

    http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

    To access these newsgroups using NNTP, please use the following
    information for your NNTP client (such as Microsoft Outlook Express):

    - NNTP Server: privatenews.microsoft.com
    - Account name: privatenews\spyware
    - Password: spyware

    NOTE: No password will be required via the HTTP link.
    </paste>

    Silj

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    siljaline

    MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP
    _________________________________________
    Security Tools Updates
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=31

    (Reply to group, as return address
    is invalid - that we may all benefit)
     
    siljaline, May 25, 2005
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  3. MSAS monitors changes to your hosts file and asks you if you want to allow
    the change! It does it NOW!


    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)

    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 25, 2005
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