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    Default ?Possible False Positive? - Redirected Host File

    One listed problem which was displayed in red was "Microsoft Windows.Redirected Hosts" (see below).
    However, as I use the Spybot HOST tool with each new update, I wonder if this could be a mistake or some sort of conflict? I am reluctant to allow Spybot to correct the problem. Can someone with more knowledge about this possibly advise. Thanks.

    Redirected host
    www.net-integration.net=127.0.0.1

    Redirected host
    net-integration.net=127.0.0.1

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    The Spybot HOSTS file is adding the following two (2) entries to the HOSTS file:

    And then the scan is detecting those entries as Redirected host entries:

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    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
      net-integration.net=127.0.0.1
    
    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
      www.net-integration.net=127.0.0.1
    Last edited by md usa spybot fan; 2007-05-20 at 23:31.

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    hi,

    yes there is a false positive. The hosts file is correct: net-integration is supposed to get blocked, since they sell Spybot S&D without license.

    The false positive is the flagging and removal of the the blocked net-integration sites. We will correct this with the next update.

    Thanks for reporting.
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    Thanks for the replies. At present time I'll NOT proceed to have Spybot correct the problem and wait for the next update. Regards.

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    This is still getting detected as a problem with the 23/05/07 updates.
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    I confirm FAUST's report:

    Code:
    --- Report generated: 2007-05-23 09:03 ---
    
    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
      net-integration.net=127.0.0.1
    
    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
      www.net-integration.net=127.0.0.1

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