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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

Hi all wonder if anybody can help me.I sucessfully removed security tool using this site, but when I try to remove c:\windows\system32\drivers\ect\hosts I can't find this file,done searches to no avail
Down loaded hostsperm.bat as advised but still no luck

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:31 AM

HOSTS files for different versions of Windows is available for download at Bleeping computer. If using IE, you can right-click the download link, choose Save Link As..., hosts, Save as All Files and save to your desktop. If you click on the download link so it opens a web page with the hosts file information, click on File and select Save As..., then save the hosts file wiihout an extension to its default location.

Windows XP: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/misc/...indows-xp/hosts
Windows Vista: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/misc/...ows-vista/hosts
Windows 2003 Server: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/misc/...03-server/hosts
Windows 2008 Server: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/misc/...08-server/hosts
Windows 7: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/misc/...windows-7/hosts

To view the folder containing your Hosts file, go to Posted Image > Run..., and in the Open box, type:
Click Ok.

The easiest way to access and view the contents is by using Notepad.
  • Double-click on the HOSTS file.
  • A message will appear saying Windows can't open the file or Choose the program you want to open this file.
  • Scroll down the list of programs until you see Notepad.
  • Select it and click OK.
To view the Hosts file in Notepad automatically, go to Posted Image > Run..., and in the Open box, type:
notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Click Ok.

Edited by quietman7, 04 May 2010 - 06:33 AM.

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