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Windows 7: Need Help to Delete File

27 Oct 2014   #31
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here is the security check report.

Some thing curious: there is an entry here 'Google Chrome 37.0.2062.124'. I don't have Google Chrome in my computer!

Regards,




Attached Files
File Type: txt 317 check up.txt (834 Bytes, 4 views)
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27 Oct 2014   #32
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let's see where it might be listed. Sometimes it can come bundled with other software you downloaded.


Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pif
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray
  • Save both reports to your desktop.

Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
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27 Oct 2014   #33
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here are the two files. The 'attach' file wants me to zip it before uploading. So I have done that.

Regards,


Attached Files
File Type: txt dds.txt (17.7 KB, 3 views)
File Type: zip attach.zip (4.1 KB, 3 views)
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27 Oct 2014   #34
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looks like your Hosts File isn't quite right! Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.


@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0



Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right
click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator. Your computer should re-boot itself.


After doing the above, let me know if you can remove 'Vuze' from Programs and Features. (I still see it)
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28 Oct 2014   #35
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The long list of domains under 'Hosts File Hijack', shown in the 'attach' file, starting with 10.11.12.13 www.freecamsecrets.com, are my entries. Some time ago I was plagued by these rouge domains popping up (opening a new browser window!) and trying to get me to click on various links when I was surfing the internet, that I used this method to block them using the hosts file. It was a complete success and all were blocked. They have not been able to come into my computer for a couple of years now. What will happen to this list if I run this .bat file.

Could you also kindly give me some idea about what happens in the computer when this .bat file is run. It would be nice to know what I am doing

Best regards
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29 Oct 2014   #36
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The .bat file flushes any bad DNS cache, restores Microsoft's Hosts File and resets the Internet protocol.
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29 Oct 2014   #37
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
The .bat file flushes any bad DNS cache, restores Microsoft's Hosts File and resets the Internet protocol.
If it restores the Hosts file would it restore it to the original condition, thereby deleting all the entries that I have made to block those sites? I need to know this before I run the .bat file so that I can make a copy of those entries.

Thank you
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29 Oct 2014   #38
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just take a copy of your hosts file and keep it somewhere just in case so you have the reference to your entries there. You can also give the copy the .txt extension (Call it hosts.txt) so can open it direct with notepad or similar
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30 Oct 2014   #39
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
The .bat file flushes any bad DNS cache, restores Microsoft's Hosts File and resets the Internet protocol.
If it restores the Hosts file would it restore it to the original condition, thereby deleting all the entries that I have made to block those sites? I need to know this before I run the .bat file so that I can make a copy of those entries.

Thank you
Yes, it will delete all of your entries.
Try what Shimshom suggested.

I sent you a Private Message.
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31 Oct 2014   #40
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Problems solved. A big Thank you to everybody.

Kid regards
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