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There are no addresses in my HOST file

By marklantis
Jan 24, 2009
  1. I have a satellite ISP with 1M download. However, even at these speeds; Citysearch.com takes well over 1minute to completely load. Its supposed to take around 20sec max. I have noticed I never have any cached addresses in my HOST file. Is there a reason for this? I am running XP Home SP3.
     
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Hi marklantis

    Download HostMan http://www.box.net/shared/mnzfmikqgh
    Unzip, install, allow it to turn off DNS Cache. Click update select all 3 host files. Have it replace not merge your host file.

    This will install a huge blocklist of known confirmed Malware/Virus and Spam sites.

    Do you not have other issues? This is usually an indicator that Malware has been at work!

    I reccomend that you do the TechSpot 8 steps: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    ASAP!

    Attach logs back to this post!

    Mike
     
  3. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Just to answer your question, your host file doesn't cache pages you've already been too. It is used to manually map an IP address to a specific name, or to block certain names from resolving the correct IP address. If the page loads slow, it could be due to serveral other factors.
     
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