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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 188.8.131.52 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 184.108.40.206 x.acme.com # x client host
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?
Edited by anschel, 24 March 2010 - 01:52 AM.