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#1 auto1571

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:55 PM

Hi, this is just a general question but what does this mean upon running Rkill?

 

 

Checking HOSTS File:

 * HOSTS file entries found:

  127.0.0.1       localhost

 

I understand by the way that 127.0.0.1 Localhost basically means local computer but I am not sure why this appears in Rkill.

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

I assume that the information about the Hosts file is... well... for information. That line is the first, and only, one that the PC uses from the default Hosts file. All the others are preceded by # which "comments" them out.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:04 PM

So it's normal to see this then I am guessing?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:30 AM

yes, it is


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

09/19/12: Rkill version 2.4.1

* Added HOSTS file enumeration.
* Checks permission on the HOSTS file and resets it so that administrators can access it.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

I tried to download Rkill but a Boxx appeared saying it is not a valid win32 application. I have some sort of malware on my laptop and am trying to get rid of it but Rkill won't work apparently and neither will malware bytes antimalware. Any thoughts/suggestions? I am new to this site.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

Hi Kate0816,

 

Have you tried running this version of Rkill? If you're having malware problems then a post in the Am I Infected? section sounds like it may be a good idea.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Yes follow xXToffeeXx's instructions and start a new topic in the Am I Infected forum for assistance with malware removal.
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