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host file after security tool removal


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#1 lmd

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:18 AM

I have now checked the host file and it is clean. Could someone confirm if this means I dont need to delete and re-load?
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I have successfully followed the bleeping computers guide to remove security tool but the last part about deleting host files etc does scare me. I'm competent but no expert and the warning i get about not changing system files does concern me. what will happen if I dont delete and reload the host files?

Thanks

Edited by lmd, 02 April 2010 - 07:59 AM.
Since no logs are posted, I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum ~ Elise


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:09 AM

Simply put ... the malware will return (actually not leave) and continue to send info out of you PC. Plus you cannot edit the Hosts file if neededas it blocked that.

See our quietman7's post #15 here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1537416

For info on the hosts file. But use the replacement from the BC tutorial you have to do it.

Edited by boopme, 02 April 2010 - 09:14 AM.

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