Anyway this new vartion, forget what it was called soz, its only appeared real recent, anyway the hosts file on the machine is hidden and read only. The funny thing is it is really hidden rootkit style, even when I've set show system files I know cause when I went to create a new hostsfile it remained hidden and could not overwrite it (used admin privillage) only on one occasion did i see it, I read it ( had all the ms default txt so wasnt compromised that i could see) and then deleted it. that was after installing spybot which made backups ( i assume) I removed the .backup extension from one of the backups, (there were 2) and that file went hidden too. Anyway, hoping if anyone comes across this same issue and maybe we can help suss whats going on.
Edited by jgweed, 20 March 2011 - 10:14 AM.
Post moved to more appropriate forum.jgw