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#1 Halo Herb

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:23 AM

Hi. I知 not very technically minded and new to this forum so please bear with me if I've posted my query in the wrong place.

I have a laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 and used the removal process listed by Grinler elsewhere on this site.

Everything seems to have worked ok up until the part where I need to replace the HOSTS file. I downloaded the hostsperm.bat file to my desktop and ran it. The black box flicked up, but when I went to delete the file I got the following message:

Destination Folder Access Denied
You値l need to provide administrator permission to move this folder

I tried several times but got the same message.

I知 guessing that the bat file didn稚 fix the permissions. How can I replace the HOSTS file with the default one I downloaded? What happens if I use the computer with the virus modified HOSTS file?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

Take ownership of that file: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-menu-in-vista/

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:11 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. What does taking ownership of the file mean? And then what do I do?

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:33 PM

The Take Ownership permission allows or denies the user from taking ownership of the file or folder. The owner of a file or folder can change permissions on it, regardless of any existing permissions that protect the file or folder.

How to set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders in Windows

If you must access a file or a folder that you do not have rights to, you must take ownership of that file or folder. When you do this, you replace the security permissions that were originally created for the file or folder.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:52 PM

When you take the ownership, you should be able to edit, delete, change a file/folder without any "deny" error.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:13 PM

Thanks guys. I downloaded the Take Ownership thing and managed to find the hidden HOSTS file. The right click Take Ownership thing worked, I deleted the affected HOSTS file and replaced it with the default HOSTS file. Everything ok now I guess. Thanks alot. I'm now a fan of this forum/website!

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:47 PM

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