I am receiving a "Cannot create file "C:\Windows\System\drivers\etc\hosts". Access is denied" error message on both a customer's computer as well as my own computer. Neither has TeaTimer nor IE Tweaks - Lock hosts file read-only protection against hijackers selected. I thought that the customer's computer might still have some sort of malware on it, but when my own computer, which is clean, can not modify the hosts file, I thought I would post a message here. On my computer, I previously added the Spybot hosts list - updated that a few weeks back. Could there be a problem with one of the latest updates?
Customer's PC has NAV 2005, ZA FW, SS&D, Ad-Aware SE Pro (w/ Ad-watch disabled) & CCleaner & SpywareBlaster installed. Cleaned up w/ HJT, ran Ewido, F-Secure, & PestScan online scans, as well as X-Cleaner & F-Secure's Blacklight Rootkit scans. Everything is coming up clean.
Thank you for your help.