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Security Shield - Removed (I think) but one additional question


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#1 G Force

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:52 PM

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!

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#2 G Force

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:48 AM

Hi,

Hopefully this is now in the correct forum! I unfortunately was infected with the Security Shield virus yesterday, 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!

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:12 PM

Removed these two posts as the 3rd has a reply
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