Tonight I found a TON of new hosts file entries while I was looking around and there was a line stating these files were placed there by Spybot Search and Destroy. I have never seen this type of activity before in the hosts file. There were 100's of spam, gambling and porn sites, which I have not visited or would add to my hosts file. Are my instincts correct and removing these entries was the proper action to take?
I also removed the beta version and I gained a lot of hard drive space back (from in the red to back to under half full). I have not had this happen ever with the regular spybot. Is this related or just a weird coincidence?
Please look into this security issue on beta because Spybot has been very good in the past.
(I reinstalled the regular spybot and everything is running normal....)