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    Re: Virus Archived Message

    Posted by Paul Howd on June 16, 2005, 3:32 pm, in reply to "Re: Virus"

    Many viruses nowadays modify a file in a Windows subdirectoy called "Hosts".

    This modification blocks access to the better known security related websites preventing you from seeking advise/updates etc.

    This is easy to solve.

    1)Do a search for "Hosts"
    2) as always you will get lots of hits but look at the ones in Windows\system32\drivers\etc

    3) Open the one called Hosts using notepad, If you have the right one you will see a list of web addresses featuring anti-virus companys.

    4) Delete them!

    5) now you should be able to acces your relevent antivirus website for updates.

    Paul


    Message Thread:

    • Virus - stuart w June 14, 2005, 11:03 am
      • Re: Virus - MARK DUHIGG June 14, 2005, 11:25 am
        • Re: Virus - Steve Norman June 14, 2005, 9:40 pm
          • Re: Virus - James Simpson June 15, 2005, 12:44 pm
            • Re: Virus - john smithson June 15, 2005, 6:53 pm
              • Re: Virus - Brodie Orford June 15, 2005, 9:12 pm
                • Re: Virus - john smithson June 16, 2005, 9:14 am
                  • Re: Virus - Steve Norman June 16, 2005, 11:58 am
                    • Re: Virus - Brodie Orford June 16, 2005, 1:23 pm
                      • Re: Virus - Paul Howd June 16, 2005, 3:32 pm


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