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Security Shield - HOSTS file


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#1 G Force

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:44 AM

Sorry, I realize this post is in the wrong forum... please ignore and I'll find somewhere else to post it

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Hi,

I unfortunately was infected with the Security Shield virus earlier today, but was able to remove it thanks to your very helpful uninstall guide at (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-my-security-shield). However, I had an issue when I got to Step 18. Windows would not allow me to save the new HOSTS file at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS and instead forced me to save it in the users folder. Is it a problem that I no longer have my HOSTS file saved in the original location?

Thanks in advance!

Edited by G Force, 12 December 2010 - 11:46 AM.


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#2 Grinler

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:18 PM

Were you able to remove the HOSTS file after running the batch file listed in step 17?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:04 PM

Yes, I was able to remove it without a problem. The only issue was that it then wouldn't allow me to save it to the same location in the subsequent step (hence having to save it in the users directory instead). Not sure if this is an issue, as everything now seems to be functioning properly. Do you think that this is a problem?


Thanks again!

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

Is your account an administrator on the machine? I don't think this is a problem, but rather a permission issue. What you can do is start your browser as an administrator, save the file to the location, and the close the browser so it is not running in the higher permission level anymore.




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