Hosts File Letter in June 08 Magazine Helproom

  first500 22:06 26 Apr 08
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The answer to the question in this month's mag "Browser Hijacked" said that the hosts file should end with the line "127.0.0.1 localhost". Anything after that can be deleted.

My hosts file continues with:
# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
# This list is Copyright 2000-2008 Safer Networking Limited
127.0.0.1 007guard.com
127.0.0.1 click here
etc etc

The answer recommended running Spybot, but did not mention that it would add to the hosts file a long list of entries noting "nasty" sites.

So my question is: Is this addition for real, or has the file been hijacked by a virus that is using the name of Spybot to make you think that the additions are ok?

  VoG II 22:10 26 Apr 08

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