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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodama View Post
    confirmed as a false positive,
    will be corrected soon
    good

    but it is strange that others are able to visit the site and not me. how is that possible when it is blocked by spybot?
    Last edited by blues; 2008-08-21 at 10:01.

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    drragostea: tinyurl.com and www.tinyurl.com is in spybots hostsfile, i saw it. what you say is wrong. i have tried to use only spybots hostsfile and it was blocked. spybot is updated.
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    Default I confirm... problem with tinyurl.com

    I can confirm what blues said.

    TINYURL.COM is present in the HOST file and it is "in the entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy". I use only Spybot to manage the host file, then no other software may be held liable.

    The problem appeared only after the last update (20/08/2008). I am using Spybot S&D 1.6.0.30 on WinXP.

    Tinyurl is absolutely NOT a malware site.

    I solved the problem deleting the tinyurl entry from the host file:
    --------------------------------
    127.0.0.1 www.tinyurl.com
    127.0.0.1 tinyurl.com
    -------------------------------

    I rebooted the system and now tinyurl work regularly.


    -0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-


    @ blues
    but it is strange that others are able to visit the site and not me. how is that possible when it is blocked by spybot?


    Probably not all the Spybot users use the IMMUNIZATION function or, more simply, they don't have updated Spybot with the last definition released yesterday (20/08/2008, wednesday).
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    i decided to stop using all the hostsfiles including the spybot hostsfile because it is boring to not see ads/pictures at all, i will rather see ads for things i like instead for error messages or blank spaces all over the place when something is blocked, but tinyurl is still blocked by the sd-helper and the counter goes up everytime i try to visit the site but it is no big deal for me but it may be annoying for others that want to visit tinyurl. but Yodama said it will be fixed so then it is nothing to worry about anymore.

    have you really updated spybot drragostea? i mean to the latest detection rules.
    Last edited by blues; 2008-08-21 at 15:20.

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    You got me there (latest definition updates). At least we know that it was a false positive after all.

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    Default FP? tinyurl dot com in hosts file

    1.6.0.31 on Win XP Pro 20/08/2008 update
    tinyurl.com is inserted into hosts file and bookmark's 'detected' during scan.

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    Hello,

    It is a false positive that wil be fixed:
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=32935&page=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by saferat View Post
    I can confirm what blues said.
    Yes as already stated:
    Quote Originally Posted by Yodama View Post
    confirmed as a false positive,
    will be corrected soon
    Unfortunately with all the posts in this topic, (three pages), it is quite difficult for Team to wade through, or for other members to find any response from Team.

    FYI: This particular sub-forum is really for users to report possible F/P's and wait for a detective to respond.
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