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#1 SECURITYTOOL

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:05 PM

Hi I just went through the steps to remove Security Tool. Ever thing went smooth till I got to the last step removal of the HOST file. The instructions are not clear on how to find this file to remove. I did a search using windows search and deleted the file it found. Is that the way it should have been done or do I need to go back and remove it a different way. If I did not do it right will someone please tell me the proper way. The file I removed was C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\...But it did not have HOSTS on the end of it.....Thanks

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:05 AM

Did you delete the etc folder which contains the hosts file? If so maybe you can restore it from your recycle bin and open it to just delete the Hosts file itself, then you have the folder for the new hosts file to go in.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:19 PM

Hi James, Thanks for the reply. I'm sure I just deleted the file. Its working fine, I just wanted to make sure this was the best way to delete the file. The instructions did not say how to delete the file. I'm not a expert computer user, a can do a lot of things. However, I do have to have step by step with something like removal of this Malware. So how do you think is the best way to remove a file. Thanks again for the reply. {The file I removed was C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\...But it did not have HOSTS on the end of it.}

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:46 PM

Hello and welcome... I will move this to the Am I Infected forum.
Are you using XP?

You need to do all the steps as some pertain to your issue..
Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Security Tool You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:21 AM

Sorry posted to the wrong post.

Edited by SECURITYTOOL, 09 August 2010 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:24 PM

OK, well don't forget this one.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:36 PM

Computer is clean. Sorry I deleted the scan log. Thanks for all the help..

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

OK, thanks... Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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