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 Post subject: [INFO] What is a HOSTS file?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:28 pm 
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Confused about HOSTS file's and what they can do for you?.

Unless you have been on vacation on Keflar 12, you will no doubt already be aware of the increase in phishing e-mails, malware infected downloads and websites, and all things generally bad for your computer. 2005 has seen a major increase over the past several years, and it is going to get much worse (why?, things always get worse).

Some people in the security community seem to believe simply changing browsers will prevent infections, however - and this is the funny part, the last few months have proven this is anything but true!. So what do you do?, download a ton of anti-malware? - always a good idea (well, maybe not a ton, but two or three real-time monitors would be a good idea), perhaps you should switch to Linux? - nice, but not practical (and is only less suspectible whilst it's less popular), I know, lets all go out and purchase that all singing all dancing monkey! - thats right, now I'm just being silly. .... Read more

A HOST'ed computer is a happy computer! ... 22-01-2006

Steven Burn
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