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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."
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?
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.