help. Unable to enter Antivirus websites

July 26, 2009 at 20:49:13
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I need some help here. plz

I unistalled Avast because i was going to change to AVG, but now i realize that im not able to enter any antivirus website (i can enter any other webpage)...
Can anyone help me?

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July 27, 2009 at 16:10:18
Do you get a message saying something about a ...... Win32/Renos ?

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July 28, 2009 at 02:48:07
Check you Hosts file. Instructions here:

Likely, there is a Trojan virus on your computer. You must scan your computer with anti-malware software. Try Spyware Doctor from

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July 28, 2009 at 06:51:14
Thanks.,... no i dont get any message about Win32/Renos ...
and im not able to enter
or any other site regarding a virus
everything else works fine

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July 28, 2009 at 21:32:46
I managed to reinstall Avast Home Edition, and found a virus (win32 confi)
Cleaned it,,, but im still not able to enter any antivirus website...
What else can i do?

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July 29, 2009 at 07:30:13

The hosts (no extension) file you want to check is located in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc directory (folder). Below,between the lines is what it should look like.

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host localhost


Open it in notepad and remove any entries below localhost


Close notepad and save the changes.

Hope This Helps,

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