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Spyboy S&D

Dell 8200
Windows XP

I down loaded the free version, from cnet site.
I ran the software and deleted the cookies.
I then tried to clean Fruad.WindowsProtectionSuite and received an Error message: CANNOT CREATE FILE
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts". Access is denied
What can I do to correct problem?


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See if you can fix this in safe mode

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After doing some further checking on this

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you might find that Spybot will not be able to remove it even in safe mode. Here are removal instructions for Windows Protection Suite. Please follow the directionson the below link , might be a good idea to print them out,.


If you are not a member of BleepingComputer you will probably see ads above the removal guide. Disregard those and scroll down to the guide.

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