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December 10, 2010 at 10:07:54
Specs: Windows XP
The other day I had an issue with something downloading to my computer. I got rid of it. It was called ThinkPoint. Well I removed it. Yesterday my avast keeps popping up every few minutes saying that they have blocked a malicious site.
91.217.162.176/dm6.exe
c:\Windows\system32\WScript.exe

What is causing this please help?


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#1
December 11, 2010 at 03:27:44
Check your hosts file. Most commonly it will be c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc) Open the hosts file with notepad and check if no unusual values are added to it.

These are the default values. Yours should be the same.

For Windows XP

# 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.

#

127.0.0.1 localhost


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#2
December 11, 2010 at 04:49:18
Thanks but what is a host file? Where do I go?

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#3
December 11, 2010 at 04:58:27
Okay found it. Now what do I do?

# 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:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost


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