Re: I have a major problem here, please help!

From: siljaline (
Date: 02/17/03

From: siljaline <>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 03:56:39 -0500

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003 01:24:20 GMT, G. Morgan <you@> wrote:

>I guess my computer is infected with "something". I can't go to any
>anti-virus websites. Tried all the majors, Symantec, Mcaffe,
>, Zone Alarm's site. I was baffled for awhile, but
>figured out something is re-directing those sites to the loopback IP
>after pinging them. (note my email address I post with is that way on
>purpose). I have Norton anti-virus installed, and it's up to date.
>Booted up my XP machine in safe mode and ran a full scan, nothing
>showed up. I am not attempting to use Outlook to get my mail until I
>find out what's up, so I don't know if email is affected.
>Does anyone know what this might be?
Smaller the HOSTS file the better, ~100kb max.


"Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
-- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
- Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_