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#1 ragnarok2

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:54 PM

I followed the guide to remove security guard here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-security-guard

However I am stuck at step 17/18: The HOSTS file has been changed, but i also have a file called host_new that displays the same text as the HOSTS file.

Also I am unsure how to save the new hosts file. The one I downloaded from the above link is in a .txt file, but the HOSTS file is listed simply as "File".

Please Help.

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#2 Blind Faith

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:11 PM

Hi ragnarok2,


Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab.Under the Hidden Files and Folders please untick the option Hide extension for the known files types.
Select Ok.

Then please copy the downloaded file to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\ and rename it from HOSTS.txt to HOSTS.
And it's solved. :thumbsup:



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#3 ragnarok2

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:08 PM

This is helpful, thank you.

However I am unsure about what to do with the "host_new" file that contains the same information as the "HOSTS" file. Should I delete it (the "hosts_new" file) or what? This wasn't explained in the guide.

Thanks for the quick response.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:19 AM

Where did this host_new file appear from?

Have you created it?Was the HOSTS file replaced?



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Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:51 AM

I have not replaced the HOSTS file yet.

The host_new file may have been created by Security Guard, however I am unsure where it came from. It lists all of the same websites and IP addresses as the HOSTS file.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:04 AM

Hi,

Please delete that file and follow the steps into replacing the HOSTS file.


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