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#1 devilled kidney

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:21 AM

I have followed the excellent guidance to remove "My Security Engine" in Vista.

However I am unable to see the HOSTS file after running "hostsperm.bat" in order to delete it.

I have set up "able to view hidden files", but when I try to copy the new HOSTS file to the directory I am advised that I cannot replace the existing file (that I cannot see!).

Any suggestions please?

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

Hello,

Since you have followed the removal guide for this infection and are still experiencing problems, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:15 AM

Sorry, I am unable to produce any of the logs. If you have any further instructions I would be most grateful.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Hello,

Please try this: Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.
  • Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).
  • When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Please start a new topic and post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
  • Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.
If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.

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