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Error Message: Access Denied to Hosts File


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#1 michaelmasdaisy

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

Dear Specialists:

I am running Vista Home Premium on a new computer. Microsoft technicians have been helping me with multiple problems. At one point, they decided the Vista was corrupt, deleted my hard drive and re-installed Vista.

For the latest problem, they have had me download High Jack This and run it. I received this error message:

For some reason your system denied writes access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked files are in this domain Hijack This may not be able to fix this. If this happens you need to edit the file yourself. To do this click Start Run and type: Notepad C:\Windows\System 32\drivers\etc\hosts and press Enter. Find the line(S) Hijack this reports and delete them. Save the file as Hosts and reboot
For Vista simply exit Hijack This right click on the Hijack this icon and choose run as administrator.

High Jack showed me a list of files, not one of which was the one Microsoft told me to delete. There was a warning message from High Jack telling me not to do anything but upload the list and let someone on a forum look at it.

I haven't attached the list because I don't know if I am in the right place.

Thank you,
Michael

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