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SubjectRe: I can't access Google anymore. Reply to this message
Posted bysmf
Posted on09/03/04 11:50 AM

I was infected when the site was down. The virus puts a hosts file on your machine which pre-empts a dns lookup.

search for a file called "hosts" on your machine and either delete the whole file or just the lines that refer to google. On windows xp the hosts file should only be in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, but IIRC there are a couple of other places you can put it & windows will find it. This is usually where the virus puts the hosts file so you probably should be able to delete it safely.


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*I can't access Google anymore.  TheFett09/02/04 07:33 PM
.*Google works now!  TheFett09/03/04 06:19 PM
..Re: I can't access Google anymore.  smf09/03/04 11:50 AM
.*and if everything fails...  Terry Bogard09/03/04 05:33 AM
..*Didn't he just upgrade/reinstall? -nt-  Halcyon09/03/04 09:22 AM
...*Yes, his desktop  wildcat09/03/04 11:14 AM
....*it doesn't matter  Terry Bogard09/03/04 11:27 AM
.*Re: I can't access Google anymore.  wildcat09/03/04 00:50 AM
.*Still  Halcyon09/02/04 11:39 PM
.*Re: I can't access Google anymore.  fuuma3009/02/04 09:13 PM