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#1 Mark2001ab

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:33 AM

I have a netbook that got infect with the System tools virus, I successfully followed the instructions to remove it down to the part where I need to replace the host file in C:windows\system32\drivers\etc menu, at this point it tells me I do not have Administrator rights. i have activated the administrator but don't know the password to access administrator as a user, it appears this may have been set up by the shop and being a netbook I don't have a CD drive to use a password cracking tool. can anyone help please.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

You would need to contact the shop that installed the password if it is required. It is against forum rules for me to assist you in 'cracking' a password. You would need help from a Bleeping Computer 'Moderator' or 'Administrator'.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:13 PM

Zuhl3156,

The staff here at BC recently made the decision to allow suggesting the use of password recovery programs on a discretionary basis. All a member has to do is a simple Google to obtain this information anyway. If you have any questions regarding this feel free to PM a moderator for clarification.



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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:32 PM

Download the HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager.
  • Unzip HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Right click (run as Administrator) HostsXpert.exe to Run HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
  • Click "Make Hosts Writable?" in the upper right corner (If available).
  • Click Restore Microsoft's Hosts file and then click OK.
  • Click the X to exit the program.
  • Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.

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#5 Zuhl3156

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:40 PM

You could try this Registry hack to 'Take Ownership' of the file you're trying to replace or modify. I've used it to 'Take ownership' of 'config' files and make mods that weren't possible without it.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

I have placed this on the Unbootable Computers list.

I'm not convinced system was properly cleaned, since procedures were not completed...and it won't hurt to have someone take a look :).

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:41 AM

I may be wrong, but I think this computer is booting up just fine and only the password necessary for elevated rights is unknown, right?

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