C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts virus

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June 28, 2010 at 16:45:59
Specs: Windows 97, PC3200
Whenever I use any search engine I get redirected to different, miscellaneous web sites. I ran windows defender and windows security essentials and they both pin C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts as the culprit. I try and remove it but its still there. Its making my computer slow and certain web sites wont come up at all. I downloaded Hijack This and have the log file but dont know what to do with it. Im not very computer savy so if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. thanks

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June 28, 2010 at 17:02:33
Boot to safe mode maybe and edit with notepad that file hosts. Be sure to save it as all files or even just "hosts" ( put " on front and back of name)

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June 28, 2010 at 17:09:16
You could also try HostXpert here: http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?... when you run it click on the "Restore MS Hosts file" option. Another thing to do is to disable Javascript in Firefox and Internet Explorer, to do this in Firefox go to Tools > Options > Content and then disable Javascript, to do this in IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom, and disable the "Scripting" option. After you do this please scan with TDSS Killer found here: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

Please also post your Hijack This Log, or post a Combo Fix log (which might be better, as it's more in-depth): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...

Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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July 29, 2010 at 03:31:05
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

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