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Can't find HOSTS file after removing Security Shield


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#1 EskaRol

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:34 PM

I removed Security Shield 2012 from my laptop which has Windows 7. All went well until I got to Step 23 in Bleeping Computer website (.../virus-removal/remove-security-shield). I deleted the HOSTS file and downloaded Windows 7 HOSTS file. However, I can't save it in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS file. I unchecked the hide system protected files but still can't find it beyond "drivers."
Help please?
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

Run the fixit ,restart the PC and see if it helps

Hosts fixit

good luck

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

Thank you narenxp. I ran the Hosts fixit, restarted PC, tried to download Windows7 HOSTS file to save to \System32\drivers location, but still can't find the etc location. Also, in the instructions, Drivers is capitalized but the one on my PC is not. Is it the same file or something different?
Thanks again.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

Press Windows+R key and type

c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

click ok

Does that take you to the folder?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Yes it did! It shows: hosts file from 2011, and lmhosts.sam from 2009 (the other 3 are networks, protocol, services). How do I save the new downloaded file here? I previousy unchecked the 'hide' protected files option if that helps.
Thanks.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

Save it to desktop,copy the file to the folder :thumbup2:

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:39 PM

Thanks so much...it worked so it should be all set now! [This is all new to me so the obvious solutions weren't so obvious to me...thanks for ur patience!]

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:48 PM

You're welcome :)




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