Re: Redirected HOSTS question
From: Jim Macklin (p51mustang[threeX12)
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 20:51:35 -0600
It appears that it is a false positive detection by McAfee
DAT 4416 of the SpyBot S&D 1.3 HOST file protection.
Checking settings I found that the list of host files was
missing from the SpyBot Tools/Hosts and when added back,
McAfee again detected the Redirected Hosts as a virus that
it couldn't clean.
It seems to be a bug in McAfee since I was running the hosts
protection and until the 4416 update, it was not detected.
Also, McAfee does not have any "new" lists for a host file
-- Merry Christmas Have a Safe and Happy New Year Live Long and Prosper Jim Macklin "Mark Randall" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:u5LQw6V6EHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... | The only way we could know if it is as false positive is if you provide us | with a list (or if you search through for anything not 127.0.0.1 - Usually | the easiest way as far as security concerns go, sneaky methods exist like | say if some apple person wanted to point microsoft.com to 127.0.0.1 for | example. | | - MR | | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message | news:%23%23$4ItU6EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl... | > Yes, I know what SpyBot does, the question is did the new | > 4416 DAT for McAfee detect a false positive. The message | > and path were not clear. I also sent this thread's original | > post to McAfee and Mr. Kolla (SpyBot) and have not gotten an | > answer. | > SpyBot has been set to protect the hosts file for a long | > time, just the detection on two different computers after | > the 4416 DAT update. | > | > Thanks for your reply. | > | > | > -- | > Merry Christmas | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year | > Live Long and Prosper | > Jim Macklin | |