cannot run localhost

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
because of the antivirus not32 I cannot get the localhost running ok, but If I unchecked the Enable HTTP checking that time it it is ok, but I dont want that for security reason that that should be checked. I use Visual Studio 2005
Question by:1jaws
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    Accepted Solution

    can you add localhost to your trusted sites for the AntiVirus?  Would contact their support to see why they're blocking it.

    Author Comment

    it is not working, I have sent them a email about that, I was hoping someone had a idea or experience witht that before..
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    Assisted Solution

    It is a known problem with NOD32 and apparently with some other antivirus programs too. Here's someone who posted a workaround:

    And, if you don't like the workaround, you can go to, that should work regardless.
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    Expert Comment

    Btw, the reason is that in recent version of Windows, the hosts file (containing ip-to-host translation) contains a ipv6 address for localhost. Remove that and you're fine.

    Author Closing Comment

    i did download their new version and worked fine.. Thanks for attempting to help

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