Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spybot & MVPS HOSTS file reminder

The MVPS HOSTS file for January is available now for download.

My usual routine, and today was no exception, is to start SPYBOT, update it, immunize, and run a full scan. I just did that, and was glad to see no problems found - again. FYI, I still run Spybot 1.6.2. I had some bad luck with the early version 2 and have simply stayed away from it and later updates to other version 2 releases. You can still get Spybot 1.6.2 at, a reliable, up-to-date and trustworthy site. I no longer recommend, which I always did. It has gotten too commercial for me. Too many people have downloaded - inadvertently - fee-based products there.

After running Spybot I installed the HOSTS file.

These are just 2 pieces in the pie of my recommended security baseline suite. Revisit the baseline here: PC Doc's Security Baseline Suite

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure",  Benjamin Franklin.