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#1 ebusch

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

I had a trojan that caused everything to be hidden. I used an AVG bootable to remove the trojan and followed a forum topic from you guys on how to unhide all my files. I really only seem to have lost one file, my pictures, and now I have google redirect and sometimes a "Line" error.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

Hit your windows key + r to open up the run dialog box.

Type this string in:

"C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts"

When it prompts you with what program to open the file with, choose notepad.

You should see this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost

If it has any additional entries, this is what is causing your redirect.

If it is infected, select all and remove, then paste the above into your hosts file, save, and reboot.

Additionally, Open up internet explorer, and go to tools -> internet options -> connections tab -> LAN settings button and ensure that "Automatically Detect Settings" is the only checkbox that's ticked.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

I'm using mozzila, does that make a difference?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

127.0.0.1 localhost



This is all that showed up when I ran what you told me to.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

Is the "pictures " in your Start up menu?
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