When I click "Scan" I receive the error:
I followed the instructions but couldn't find anything that seemed to fit the bill:
"For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HiJackThis may NOT be able to fix this.
If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:
and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot."
# Copyright © 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
I click "Okay" anyway and it finishes running. I then click "Save log", it takes me to the "Save logfile..." window with what seems to be the default information (C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\hijackthis.log)
I give it the okay to replace the file and it says it cannot find the file; asks me if I'd like to create a new one. It doesn't matter if I say yes or no, it takes me to a blank Untitled notepad document.
Most of the advice I saw about the Google problem advised going to add/remove programs and uninstalling a program I think is called Viewpoint (I don't quite remember) but I couldn't find that program, either.
Edited by Budapest, 27 October 2010 - 10:40 PM.
Moved from Win7 ~BP