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Saving HOSTS file

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#1 Mishkink


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:43 AM


I was infected with System Tool and used the brilliant bleedingcomputer self-help guide to remove it. It all went fine, until the very end (number 23) where I tried to save a version of my HOSTS file. Point 22 says to delete the file C:\windows\system32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS. I did this. Point 23 says to save the appropriate new version in the same place (for me, vista). I tried to do this, and it wouldn't let me saying the administrator had to do this. I am on my home computer and don't have any administrator settings.

My questions are:
1) do I need to re-save the HOSTS file?
2) if so, how do I do this?
3) does this mean I haven't got rid of the virus?

Any help greatly appreciated!


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

Have a read of this How do I reset the hosts file back to default?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

I am on my home computer and don't have any administrator settings.

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#4 Mishkink

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

Thanks, that seemed to work.

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