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Windows 7 HOSTS File Download


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#1 punkyangl816

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Hello,
I have been experiencing problems with the Windows Firewall Constructor for months. I finally googled how to remove the problem and found your website (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-firewall-constructor) I followed all the steps successfully until reaching step 22. When I click on the link "hosts-perm.bat Download Link" and click "run" an error window comes up that shows the url/location and then simply says "unspecified error" so then when I click on "save and run" its appears to work as the small black window opens and then quickly goes away as the directions says it will do. But no icon appears on the desktop as the directions says will happen. I continued onto step 23 and deleted the HOSTS file but when I right click on the link for Windows 7 HOSTS File Download and "Save Target As" it does not allow me to save under "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc" an error comes up saying "You don't have permission to save in the location. Contact the administrator to obtaion permission" and asks if I'd like to save it to a different folder. I am logged into an administrator account - its the only account I have on the computer. Please tell me what I need to do to continue fixing this issue.

 

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Angelica



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

TRy the Fix It button. To do it automatically.
Reset the HOSTS file
As this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file, we want to replace this file with the default version for your operating system.
Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?

To reset the hosts file automatically,go [url="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034"]HERE[/url] click the MSFixit.png button.  Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.


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Click Run in the File Download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.


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