microsoft windowsredirected hosts

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Author: stugets PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: microsoft windowsredirected hosts
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Trying to figure this one out. I'm new so bare with me!
MSN will not display any kind of search results, only if it is a direct web address.
Ran SpyBot and found this....

Fraud.WindowsProtectionSuite - 108 entries (malware)
Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts - 107 entries (Security C)

When I try to fix selected problems I get an error that reads:

( Cannot create file "C:/WINDOWS/System32/drivers/etc/hosts".Access is denied)

Does this look familiar to anyone? Can I get a little help with this... Thanx

Author: Packrat1947 PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject:
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It sounds like your host file has been hijacked and set as "read-only". Take a look in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc. You will find a host file. Reset its properties.

MS has a Host file fixer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

It will create a factory default Host file.

Packrat1947



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