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    Here is a copy of a e-mail I just received from Club USA Casino.

    Sent from the following e-mail address: promotions@clubworldcasinos.com

    The e-mail looks like this:



    If you cannot see this message Click Here
    >>DOWNLOAD<< - >>PLAY NOW<<


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    THIS IS AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE PLEASE DO NOT REPLY
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    To Unsubscribe from this list please follow this link :
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    I did not opt in to receive any of this, and even though there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom, I still say this is SPAM cause I did not opt in the first place.

    Did anyone else get any of these?

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    Hey Producerk I feel your pain. Email spam is the worst in more ways than one. But try this if your running a M$ OS XP SP2.

    From the desktop try the following:

    Right click start … explore…. windows…. sytem32…. drivers….ect…. on the right side pain there should be several host files. The host file closest to the top click open with notepad. If all goes well there should be something in there. Copy and paste from the second line down into notepad and PM me the results if you like.

    Regards

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    I don't understand what sending out his/her hosts file will do... That is only an address book, so to speak, to resolve computers to their IP addresses..

    Maybe I am missing something here?

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    Not an easy question to answer Kwblue. From my understanding worms often use or plant themselves in there. Take a gander at your own if your running M$ OS. Afterwards question your self who put that there and why.

    Did you or the OS put those thousands of urls in the host file? Better yet would it not be better just to have # in there to begin with. The OS works perfectly fine without this so called address book.

    Where do those spam emails go after deleting them. But then again nobody has to believe me its your choice. But I did learn a great deal in Vegas.

    Take a look

    Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

    Just to add the only thing that should reside in your host file is 127.0.0.1 localhost Any other lines of text can be removed. The file is a left over from the ancient networking days. Many people overlook this highly exploitable file.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greek39 View Post
    Not an easy question to answer Kwblue. From my understanding worms often use or plant themselves in there.
    ok - that makes sense... I've never seen any worm put an address in the host file, but would not doubt that it is donek.

    Quote Originally Posted by greek39 View Post
    Just to add the only thing that should reside in your host file is 127.0.0.1 localhost Any other lines of text can be removed. The file is a left over from the ancient networking days. Many people overlook this highly exploitable file.
    Well, kinda... Any other lines MAY be necessary. For example, I have a pointer to corporate's email server here so that my mail can authenticate without using a direct IP address... There are many reasons for having an address in here, so I wouldn't go clearing it out if you don't know what you are doing (this is not meant to say you, Greek, just people reading who decide to remove all the IP's in the hosts file)


    Thanks for the explanation Greek!

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