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    Default Strange problem

    I have been successfully using Spybot since last year, but since last week when I run Spybot,it does not complete the scan and I get this error message:

    Anal-Oral.WinMain[DateiC:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts\kann nicht geoffnet wesden.


    My system has also slowed down since last week ,plz. help.

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    The following applies:
    • The error message translated from German to English is:
      • Datei = File.
      • kann nicht ge÷ffnet werden = cannot be opened.

    Therefore:
    • "Error during check!: Anal-Oral.WinMain (Datei C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts\ kann nicht ge÷ffnet werden. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process) ()"

      Translated is:

    • "Error during check!: Anal-Oral.WinMain (Datei C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts\ cannot be opened. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process) ()"

    There is something blocking Spybot's access to your HOSTS file. There are several things that can do this, setting ZoneAlarm to "Lock host file" will do it for example.

    What anti-spyware and or firewall software did you install or modify since the last time Spybot's scans were successful?

    Getting an answer is one thing, learning is another.


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    Smile Thanks for ur reply

    First thing while one day trying to listen sings from smashhits english songs while I was not able to listen the songs as pop-ups were getting blocked,I enabled pop-ups from my yahoo tool bar.I think this is the time since problem started or more prcisely since first week of November when I started visiting this site,my system slowed down.

    Then I updated my yahoo anti spy & scaned whole of the sysyem first time with yahoo anti-spy.
    Previously I was only using: Spybot, Ad-aware & Norton anti-virus only.And everything used to be ok.

    Now,sir plz. help me,thanx for ur time.

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    Default md usa soybot fan

    where r u ,sir.
    help me plz asap.

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    The first thing that should be addressed: How good are you on a Computer???
    Are you comfortable with going into your Windows folder???...
    Or, are you one of those that like to let programs go into those areas and make the necessary changes for you...
    First off that site you are going to is a BAD site!!! By the the words in the line "Anal.Oral" its obvious that this has installed some Sexually oriented software..via, popups, redirects ect...any site that installs programs, spyware, malware, or whatever is worth avoiding altogether!!!
    I bet you're using Internet Explorer as well for your browser aren't you...I'm not a big fan of that either because it allows drive by downloads...Firefox or Mozilla Browser is a good alternative...(Mozilla's my favorite)...Since switching to Mozilla I haven't had any such problems...
    Also, I'm not a big fan for the Yahoo toolbar, much less the (so called) antispyware scanner thats integrated into it...and if I'm not mistaken...that in and of itself is spyware... (correct me if I'm wrong)
    If it were me...I'd go directly to where that file is stored...examine the contents...and if it had nothing to do with the over all Opperating System, Delete it...But that's just me..
    (For the fact that I backup my Registry, and Harddrives with frequent imaging backups!!! That way, no matter what, I can put everything back to perfect in mins...)
    If you don't know what you are doing in the "Windows" folder, I wouldn't recommend doing this though...you may just make your system unbootable!!!
    Last edited by MUff!N; 2005-11-21 at 16:31.
    MUff!N

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    spybot fan:

    The HOSTS file is located here:
    • Win 95/98/ME = C:\WINDOWS
    • Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    • Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

    The only suggestion that I have to help determine what may be preventing access to the HOSTS file is:
    Using Windows Explorer navigate to the HOSTS file > right click on it > select Copy. This may stimulate a message that indicates what is blocking access to the file.

    Getting an answer is one thing, learning is another.


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    Default thanx!

    Quote Originally Posted by MUff!N
    The first thing that should be addressed: How good are you on a Computer???
    Are you comfortable with going into your Windows folder???...
    Or, are you one of those that like to let programs go into those areas and make the necessary changes for you...
    First off that site you are going to is a BAD site!!! By the the words in the line "Anal.Oral" its obvious that this has installed some Sexually oriented software..via, popups, redirects ect...any site that installs programs, spyware, malware, or whatever is worth avoiding altogether!!!
    I bet you're using Internet Explorer as well for your browser aren't you...I'm not a big fan of that either because it allows drive by downloads...Firefox or Mozilla Browser is a good alternative...(Mozilla's my favorite)...Since switching to Mozilla I haven't had any such problems...
    Also, I'm not a big fan for the Yahoo toolbar, much less the (so called) antispyware scanner thats integrated into it...and if I'm not mistaken...that in and of itself is spyware... (correct me if I'm wrong)
    If it were me...I'd go directly to where that file is stored...examine the contents...and if it had nothing to do with the over all Opperating System, Delete it...But that's just me..
    (For the fact that I backup my Registry, and Harddrives with frequent imaging backups!!! That way, no matter what, I can put everything back to perfect in mins...)
    If you don't know what you are doing in the "Windows" folder, I wouldn't recommend doing this though...you may just make your system unbootable!!!

    u r right sir, I am using Internet explorer & I will shift to Mozilla.
    I will also remove yahoo toolbar.
    Thank you very much for your time Muff!n

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    Quote Originally Posted by md usa spybot fan
    spybot fan:

    The HOSTS file is located here:
    • Win 95/98/ME = C:\WINDOWS
    • Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
    • Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

    The only suggestion that I have to help determine what may be preventing access to the HOSTS file is:
    Using Windows Explorer navigate to the HOSTS file > right click on it > select Copy. This may stimulate a message that indicates what is blocking access to the file.

    I will try to do this & if I will face any problem,I will again request you for ur help.
    Thanx!

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    Talking Thanx!

    Thanx guys,both of you!
    My problem got solved with Mozilla and deleting Yahoo bar & Yahoo anti-spy

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    i have just read your posts, should i stop using internet explorer too, do you mean Firefox mozilla?

    I dont use yahoo i use google toolbar is that just as bad?

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