I've been having issues for some time with people periodically attempting to enter my hotmail and google accounts. As of today, they managed to access my google/youtube account but were stopped because of their location and device.
I've done many scans with Malwarebytes, JRT, ESET, Roguekiller, Kaspersky's Rootkit killer, etc. All of them have pulled everything up as clean for the most part. However, when I run HijackThis, I get a message: "For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, Hijackthis may NOT be able to fix this. If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run, and type: Notepad: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and press Enter" etc. It's worth noting that when this pops up, there is red lettering on the Hijack this program that reads "01- Hosts file redirection".
When I do pull up my hosts file manually, it comes up entirely in french with some example domains.
What I'm wondering is if anybody could take a look at my logs and tell me whether or not this is the culprit to my break in this morning.
PS: researching has told me that running HijackThis as admin is the problem, however when I got run as admin, the option simply isn't there.
Edited by Corey1690, 14 July 2014 - 04:16 PM.