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Thread: System32 error HELP!!!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Feb 2011

    Default System32 error HELP!!!

    When I run Spybot, it finds 18 items that I can not remove.

    Fraud.WindowsProtectionSuite (15 entries Malware)
    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts (3 entries SecurityC)

    When try to fix, get following error:

    Unexpected error in fixing problems (Cannot create file "C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts". Access is denied)

    How do I get around this and/or move forward to delete the malware?

    Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!

  2. #2
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    Oct 2005


    Hello goonie,

    In case you missed it please see the forum FAQ which includes guidelines for this forum and also instructions on posting preliminary DDS logs in post #2.
    "BEFORE you POST"(READ this Procedure BEFORE Requesting Assistance)

    If running an up to date Spybot-S&D in safe mode does not fix the issue please start a new topic, copy paste the DDS.txt log into it and a volunteer analyst will advise you when available.

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2018-
    Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018
    Microsoft Consumer Security MVP 2006-2016

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