I was running a norton virus scan the other day and I noticed that it was scanning a bunch of movies that I did not download. I followed the path and they are located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc I have tried to delete them, but I get a message that says, "you need permission to perform this action." I am running Windows Vista, and I tried to turn to disable the User Account Control, and it still didn't make a difference. I've run ad-aware and norton, and none of them recognized any seriously threating risks on my computer. However, spyware doctor found 189 infections/ One of them is high risk and came from the website http://serials.ws
The problem is that I don't want to pay for spyware doctor. Any suggestions on how I can delete these movies and make sure that my computer is safe?
Also, just curious: why would someone put movies on my computer? Do they just find it amusing? I'm also a bit worried about how safe any credit card info I've entered online is. Any thoughts? Thanks!
One last thing: I have google searched this, and a lot of websites suggest accessing the hosts file. I can't do that in my computer, because it says that it does not exist.Mod Edit:
Link disabled, to preclude possible infection. ~tg
Edited by tg1911, 07 August 2007 - 02:41 PM.