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 filehippo.com, a reliable, up-to-date and trustworthy site. I no longer recommend download.com, 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.