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Can't replace HOSTS file


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#1 rhythmson

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

Hi, I followed your wonderful guide to removing Security Master AV and have gotten through almost all of the steps. The last step you give (besides restarting) is to replace the HOSTS file. Well, I went to the spot where the file is and it says I don't have permission to delete it, but I am the administrator on this computer. I've tried moving it, replacing it and a few various tactics but nothing is working. Thanks for everything, here is the guide I'm referring to:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...urity-master-av

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

Take a look here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm

Please heed the special instructions notes for Vista and Win 7 OS's.

Let us know if it worked or not.

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