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Windows 7: error messages with windows defender, hosts file & microsoft essential

29 Aug 2014   #1
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
error messages with windows defender, hosts file & microsoft essential

Hi,
I can't open my hosts file. i want to block websites. when i right click on the hosts file to run as administrator i get . I cant open windows defender. When i click on it i get error message
i can't install microsoft essentials. this just happened recently when i had a virus or malware that's removed now.




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29 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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29 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My post disappeared I will try again.

**What programs did you use to remove the infection?
**What infection was removed?
**Where did you get MSE from and how.

Make sure all other anti virus programs are uninstalled. They might block the installation of MSE.

Try this.

Start Orb and type in Defender.
Make sure Defender is off.
Reboot and try to install MSE.

Get MSE from here:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows


At this time stay out of host files. Lets just get you MSE installed and worry about the rest later.

It might be that you have install a fake MSE. Please read this but do notheing until I can locate a expert.

http://www.geekzsupport.com/error-co...lation-failed/

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/p...5-412840298269

Keep us informed on results.
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29 Aug 2014   #4
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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What programs did you use to remove the infection?
autoruns, process explorer, emi soft anti malware and an online anti virus scanner, house calls i think.
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What infection was removed?
there were 2 or 3. 1 was wscript.exe
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Where did you get MSE from and how.
the same place as ur link. how? i clicked on the link in ff.
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Start Orb and type in Defender.
Make sure Defender is off.
defender is off. when i type in defender in the run box i get this error.


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29 Aug 2014   #5
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

mse installed this time. i threat came up.


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29 Aug 2014   #6
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh the file it detected was a copy of the hosts file from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC that i made a few days ago.
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29 Aug 2014   #7
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

this is the error i get when trying to change the hosts file.


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29 Aug 2014   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let's see if flushing the DNS cache and restoring MS Hosts file will help.


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.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it. You may need to right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator.
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29 Aug 2014   #9
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Double click on the flush.bat file to run it. You may need to right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator.
Done. the pc restarted. i went to the windows\system32\drivers\etc folder and it's different. i don't see the hosts file that was there.


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29 Aug 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

stlette you are in the good hands of Jacee. She is a expert in such things.
Please continue following her instructions.

Thank you Jacee.
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