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Question re: guide to remove Security Tool

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#1 CShirey


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:20 PM


The guide to remove Security Tool is great and pretty simple to follow. I ran into one problem though and not being familiar with the HOSTS file, I am unaware of what it is I need to do.

The user is instructed to download Hostsperm.bat and run it. After that is done, the HOSTS file needs to be deleted.
This is the path given: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS.

I did both items above but I'm not sure I did them correctly. In the HOSTS file besides HOSTS, there are Imhosts.sam, networks, protocol and services which I did not delete; I left everything but HOSTS as it was.

Next, there is a link to click on for the Windows 7 Hosts File Download Link which didn't seem to do anything and when I looked back in the original file HOSTS wasn't there; just the remaining four items I mentioned.

What have I done wrong (this time? :thumbsup: )

Also, do I delete the hostsperm.bat from my desktop when I'm done???

A little over my head . . .


Ugggh! Forgot which computer I was working on and clicked on Windows XP HOSTS file link to complicate things.
Now what? :flowers:

Edited by CShirey, 08 April 2010 - 06:22 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

Hey I know you :thumbsup:
Lmhosts.sam =(LAN Manager Hosts) .sam =Sample file..
Is this the XP or a Win 7 machine.

First try a System restore to a few days ago and see if you have your Hosts file back.
We can't replace it till wea re sure of the OS
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