MVPS hosts file - web page

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Virus Guy, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Virus Guy

    Virus Guy Guest

    I notice that the MVP's, in their wisdom, have removed this line:

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    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Note: the below locations are for the typical default paths, edit
    as needed.

    Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    Win 98/ME = C:\WINDOWS <--------------- removed
    ------------------

    I guess they were running short of space on their server and needed to
    find a few bytes to delete here and there.

    Well done MVP's (Most Valuable Poo-heads).
     
    Virus Guy, Jul 28, 2010
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  2. HoopleHead Alert.

    :I notice that the MVP's, in their wisdom, have removed this line:
    :
    : ------------------
    : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    :
    : Note: the below locations are for the typical default paths, edit
    : as needed.
    :
    : Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    : Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    : Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    : Win 98/ME = C:\WINDOWS <--------------- removed
    : ------------------
    :
    : I guess they were running short of space on their server and needed to
    : find a few bytes to delete here and there.
    :
    : Well done MVP's (Most Valuable Poo-heads).
     
    Do Dah Zippity, Jul 28, 2010
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  3. Looks to me like they don't support the most popular NT MS OS *ever*
    anymore. :-(
     
    FromTheRafters, Jul 28, 2010
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  4. Support ended?
     
    FromTheRafters, Jul 28, 2010
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  5. Virus Guy

    Virus Guy Guest

    The hosts file is not really OS-dependent (as far as windoze goes).
    Removing the line that referenced where that file goes on a win-9x/me
    system took time and energy (from an editorial POV) and served no real
    purpose other than to make that web page slightly less relavent to
    potential readers.

    If that line was never-ever on that page, I wouldn't really make a fuss.

    But since it was there - why remove it? I mean, really...
     
    Virus Guy, Jul 29, 2010
    #5
  6. I liked the idea that they needed the space, too funny.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jul 29, 2010
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