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Top Jorpho Posts: 6015 Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:31 am UTC Location: Canada Re: Disable Microsoft Security Essentials Hosts file protect Quote Postby Jorpho » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:08 Everyone, that is, except the Queen, who is exempt from the law. Reply guest August 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm # ..and why would you want Windows Defender anyway? It has the small issue of not providing enough feedback, that's true, but it's compensated elsewhere. http://ermcenter.com/microsoft-security/microsoft-security-essentials-log-file.html

Reply Fine citizen August 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm # Microsoft (c) "Deciding for you since 2012" Reply Whino August 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm # Yeah, this'll *really* make Windows Question? Microsoft Word vs Google Docs: Which works better for business? The “Hosts” file predates DNS so your PS is erroneous. find more

cronklegorf August 20, 2012 at 3:53 am # That is not why people do this. Sushispook August 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm # I fully expect that there will be an update of group policy templates that include managing features like this. You edit the host file in order to prevent, say, doubleclick from loading ads. MSE doesn't always replace the hosts file.

Learn more about this here. Reply JohnMWhite August 20, 2012 at 2:00 am # This is neither true nor the point. Because it was me editing the hosts file I just ignored it. Please keep up the excellent work that you do.

Personally, I might edit my hosts file to include web sites that I often visit. The H took a look to see how that held up more » Kernel Log: Coming in 3.10 (Part 3) - Infrastructure Kernel developers have toned down an over-eager feature for protecting How do I edit the hosts file in Windows 7? check over here More about Leo.

Microsoft isn’t just doing this to annoy us – there’s a good reason for it. in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. Well... Actually, any kind of Internet connection seems to be enough for that behavior.

Sorry There was an error emailing this page. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t=103398 I've not experienced this myself. OTOH, I haven't run any repeatable tests either, so I don't have any facts. this just happened recently when i had a virus or malware...

Missing the leading space won't hurt.The line that says #include should be #include less-than-symbol windows.h greater-than-symbolSee if this looks right with some SQL-fu #include < windows.h > Reply Gonzo August 20, http://ermcenter.com/microsoft-security/microsoft-security-essentials-64-bit.html It's easy to test and so I did, as described below. Needless to say, as the number of computers got large, maintaining a hosts file on every computer became unrealistic. If some OS will try to force me to do something I don't want, let it burn.

I added the following lines to my hosts file: 127.0.0.1   microsoft.com 127.0.0.1   symantec.com   127.0.0.1   antivirus.com   #really trend micro Symantec was blocked  and so too was Trend Micro. In honesty, though, good tip. This basically blocks Windows Defender from scanning or manipulating the hosts file in the operating system. navigate here Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in older versions of Windows also takes care to reset entries for these domains.

Is this stuff in my 'hosts' file supposed to be there? when installing new software or doing system maintenance. Malware detection tools There's one other thing that can get in the way I alluded to it earlier; and that is your anti-malware software.

and AVG, are free.

Reply Hellscreamgold August 20, 2012 at 12:19 am # The author is a moron. If a data packet is delivered outside of the localhost it'll not accidently arrive at a computer which will try to answer it. There are also numerous enhancements relating to server storage and networking more » What's new in Fedora 19 In a nod to fans of classic desktop interfaces, the new Fedora includes a Type the number 127.0.0.1, followed by a space or tab, and then type the name of a website.

Make sure to fix your localhost back to 127.0.0.1. Otherwise many system admins are going to be left scratching their heads.PS. ST3500630AS ATA Device. http://ermcenter.com/microsoft-security/microsoft-security-essentials-xp.html As soon as I started a browser, the MSE toast window popped up to let me know that it "removed threats" which entailed removing the doubleclick domain from my hosts file.

Protecting the hosts file from modification is thus a standard practice for antispyware software. servedby.advertising.com disappears too.Best Regards Brandon August 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm # why do you say that serious people use 3rd party security programs? The actual web page that was being displayed was www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx. A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.

If you want to cut off attack vectors like this, you might as well block incoming E-mail. Reply forest November 9, 2012 at 11:18 am # I am really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. one answer at a time. PSU Yes Case Yes Cooling Yes Hard Drives Yes Internet Speed University: 100 MBit/s, Home: UMTS 7,2 MBit/s Other Info W7 on a DINOSAUR: P2 with 266MHz CPU & 160MB RAM

My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell OS W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation) CPU P4 2,4GHz (at 1,8GHz, "slow" RDRAM, only 400MHz FSB...) Motherboard Intel 850E Memory 2GB Graphics Card I was able to get to microsoft.com. You *may* want sites listed there if you're attempting to prevent access to those sites. But that doesn't mean you can't get to a "blocked" web site.

Reply Sad State August 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm # People still use virus protection? It blocks sites like ad.doubleclick.net by default, as it should. Plus it's not a suprise that its results are not comparable to products that are in the market for 20+ years. TL;DR: Use 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1 August 23, 2012 spoko Yeah, but @sebsauvage, there's no place like 127.0.0.1 .

M. XP would surely let you store those things in the hosts file, but if you ran a sniffer like SmartSniff, you would see that on occasion, when you'd least expect it, security. Excluding the Hosts File To exclude the hosts file from being monitored in Windows Defender, first open Windows Defender – press the Windows key, type Windows Defender, and press Enter.

A friend of mine suggested:Web Content Filter but I would like a second opinion.