*Updated* April-19-2009 Some know of Hosts files Some do not, But LOOK
Securing Your Web Browsers document
** A Must Do** This will show for Firefox but you will be able to find the settings. Scroll above Firefox is your core Browser Internet Explorer, Please Do what they say there ALSO for it is the core of your system. Safari is just below the starting point. Thunderbird disables by default.
Download: hosts.zip (159 kb)
How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questions
Note: the “text file” version makes a great resourcefor determining possible culprits … (692 kb)
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Copy the text file above *Be sure it is fully DONE!
then search for your windows folder.
right click Hosts file then properties, take out check mark for the moment, and apply.
now double click the hosts and open with Notepad.
In notepad find # Start of entries inserted by Spybot – Search & Destroy. the above line should end in 2002. highlight 2002 till the top of notepad and paste the new text version.
click yes to save file!
and then right click to apply the read only check mark and apply the settings again.
your hosts are now up-to-date!
IE8 will not automatically install on machines. Users must opt-in to install IE8. Users will see a Welcome screen that offers choices: Ask later, install now, or don’t install.
If you do not plan to install it soon, you can also use IE8 Blocker Toolkit