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hosts what are they?
are they important if i delete them will it harm my computer?
i had a host checker thing download and it came up with 50 or so hosts what are they they for ?
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your question is not very clear ...
hosts refers to computers... e.g. your own computer will refer to itself as localhost
what platform are you on and what are you trying to do ?
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i downloaded a host checking thing called host administrator and its come up with lots of web sites i think they are?
my computer was very slow and a "friend" said its hackers?
i got anti - trojan and that said all is  ok there well near enough.
when i open and coe windows they scroll up and down vey slowly instead of closing so i thought im being hacked?
now im not 2 clever with comps, but my memory said i got enough there and this hosts checking thing has got me a bit worried ;o(
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is platform as in windows xp professional and hp pavilion 7921?  128 mb,   40 gb,    1 ghz,
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you seem to have some malicious program
has that host checker created some suspicios file(s) ... does your system log show anything ? anycase, try uninstalling it
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