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#1 Isabel87

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:00 AM

Oh...the title of this should be "What to do next..." Whoops.




Hello everyone!
So I just finished removing all the spyware that was on my laptop (it was System Tool to be exact), and following the last few bits of instruction on that page, I'm suppose to save the new HOSTS file into the folder C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc. I have Windows 7 (premium I think? Does this make a difference?) and so I right clicked on the Windows 7 link to 'Save as Target.' However, whenever I try to download the new HOSTS file, a pop up comes up saying it is not allowed and that I'm suppose to "contact an administrator." Which would be me. Since its my computer...?

Right now, the only files in my ...\etc folder are: lmhosts.sam, networks, protocol, and services.

Not quite sure what I'm suppose to do now. Is there any other place I can download Windows 7 hosts files?

Also, once everything is restored, do I uninstall the MalwareBytes, iExplorer, mbam-setup, rKill, and hosts-perm files/icons?

Lastly, how do I make sure for certain that my computer is absolutely clean? Usually I would just scan it with Avast, but when I had this SpyWare, I scanned my computer several times with Avast, both on the Full System Scan and Boot time scan, and Avast said nothing was detected.
But then sometimes Avast would say that it's settings had been disabled, so I don't know.

Any sort of help and response would be so much appreciated!! I haven't slept for 48 hrs (lol not because of the SpyWare problem, but that is adding on some more hours. Oh Grad School tests...) so I hope this post makes sense :)

Thank you!!

Edited by hamluis, 19 February 2011 - 08:34 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected, edited title.


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#2 ajax49

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:37 AM

Hi Isabel87, had asimilar problem to this and I downloaded the "hosts" file to "My Downloads" and then copied and pasted it to the "ETC" folder. Hope this works for you
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

How to reset the hosts file back to the default
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

Hi Isabel87

Delete rkill and Iexplore but keep Malwarebytes. It is a great program, just update and scan once a week.
Sorry can't help you with the host-perm file/icons.




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