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Re: Can't change hosts files or remove norton antivirus?

Unread postby Scotty » April 10th, 2008, 2:39 pm


Im afraid it's time to send you off to a forum that specialises in the difficulties you are experiencing. The tech helpers there are better placed to assist you.
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Here is some advice for staying clean when you are all fixed up. Obviously, you will have to resolve the program issue before removing the old Java.

Delete the older versions of Java and download the newest.
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components.
  1. Close any programmes you may have running, ESPECIALLY your web browser
  2. Click Start > Control Panel.
  3. Click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  5. Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  6. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove all versions of Java.
  7. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (4th one down the list), which is JRE6u5, and click Yes at the page warning. Under "Platform" select Windows, then check the box to accept the Licence Agreement. Click Yes at the second page warning before downloading the Offline file.

Here are a couple of programs I recommend.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a good program to have. Use it to do a quick scan once a week and keep it updated.
Remember, only the paid for version offers real-time protection

Install WinPatrol
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Make sure your Windows is ALWAYS up to date!

An unpatched Windows is vulnerable and even with the "best" Antivirus and Firewall installed, malware will find its way through.
So visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ to download and install the latest updates.

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.

Please check out Tony Klein's article "How did I get infected in the first place?"

Here is some great information from experts in this field that will help you stay clean and safe online.

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.
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Re: Can't change hosts files or remove norton antivirus?

Unread postby minibike132 » April 10th, 2008, 3:18 pm

Thank you Scotty I have no other questions you may close thread.
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Re: Can't change hosts files or remove norton antivirus?

Unread postby Elrond » April 11th, 2008, 3:05 am

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