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A-earch.biz infection


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#1 Meathman

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 10:02 AM

Hiya

I have been infected with the "a-search.biz" virus (and I suspect many others).

I downloaded Hijack This and tried to run it - however it stops after seconds and gives me the following message:

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_FixUNIXHostsFile()
Error #62 - Input past end of file

Please email me at merijn@spywareinfo.com, reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows 9x 4.10.2222
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.98.2

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I desperately need your help in

1. Running a Hijack This Log

2. Removing all this CRAP from my PC

Your help is much appreciated

Meathman

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 12:51 PM

Rename c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts to hosts.old and run hijackthis again

#3 Meathman

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 02:55 PM

Hiya

Thanks for your reply however I have no such file or folder.

When I drill down to the drivers folder it contains 45 files and no folders.

Thanks for your help thus far

Meathman

#4 Grinler

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:18 PM

Reboot into safe mode and run hijackthis again and see if it works. if it does save the log, reboot into normal mode and open the log. Then paste it as a reply here




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