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#1 missconduct010

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:20 PM

Hello,

I am/was infected with security sheild virus. I followed your instructions on how to remove it and completed almost the whole process. I'm having trouble with the last step and I was hoping you could help me.

I downloaded the hosts-perm.bat link. The black box popped-up and disapeared. When I try to run the host-perm folder, a black box will pop-up and disapear, that's it.

When I right click on the folder and then click edit the folder will open. It says

@echo off
echo,Y|cacls "%WinDir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" /G everyone:f
attrib -s -h -r "%WinDir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"

I have know idea what to do from here. I'm not very computer smart, so could you please respond with a "dumbed down" post? Sorry to ask that but I easily get lost when it comes to fixing computers. On the other hand I am impressed that I made it threw "most" of the removal process. Normally, my goofy neice attempts to fix it. Anyway,

Thank you for your time and help,
missy

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:26 PM

Hi missy.

What OS is this?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:04 PM

Sorry,

Windows XP Home Edition Service pack3

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:03 AM

Alrighty.

Here's what you need to do

After running hosts-perm.bat, delete C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS

Next, right click on the following link and select Save Target As or Save Link As

Windows XP HOSTS File Download Link

Save it in the following location: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc.


Does that make sense?

Edited by Blade Zephon, 31 December 2010 - 01:04 AM.

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