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#1 dave555

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:33 PM

Can someone please help me....i have managed to work my way on removing the "system tool" infection with the help of this great site!

Just on the last step which is i need to know how to delete the "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS" FILE so i can get it back to the default file.

sorry if i am being stupid but need the idiots guide. :wacko:


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:33 PM

LOL,if XP

Click START > RUN > and type in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
When prompted, open the HOSTS file in either Notepad or Wordpad
Delete all the lines of IP addresses in the text document except for "127.0.0.1 localhost".
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:42 AM

Yes its XP.done that and got windows cannot find it?????

has been typed in right did get drop down box saying C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.old

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:18 PM

How to reset the hosts file back to the default
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

Many thanks..will give it a go :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:53 AM

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