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#1 anschel

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:10 AM

First of all, bless you for having this website!

I have been following your instructions for "Automated Removal Instructions for Cleanup Antivirus using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware."

I'm on step #18. I have just deleted my C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS file. The instructions say to next "download the following HOSTS file that corresponds to (my) version of Windows (Vista) and save it in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder."

When I click on the link for Windows Vista this appears on a white screen:
# Copyright 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost



Here is where I show my lack of experience.....Am I supposed to cut & paste this information into a word document and then save it to the etc/HOSTS folder? If not, what am I supposed to do? Is the link operating correctly?

Thank you!

Edited by anschel, 24 March 2010 - 01:52 AM.


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#2 Elise

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:04 AM

Hello there, since no log is posted, I am moving this to the I Am Infected forum.

You're almost on the right spot here :thumbsup:

Just rightclick on the download link and select Save Target as...

Save the file in the correct folder.

regards, Elise


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