Any help would be appreciated.
When I run a scan with Hijack This (4.0.2), I get a message saying the program "for some reason" did not have write access to the Hosts file. The message also said that I would have to go to the file manually and delete desired line items that are in the scan list. The message said to [run] notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
I went and looked at this folder and found the file "Lmhosts.sam". I researched the .sam extension and found a converter (ami332.cnv) converting the .sam file to a word file and loaded into the textconv folder in both ProgramFiles and Program Files (x86) at ProgramFiles\commonfiles\microsoftshared\textconv and ProgramFiles (x86)......
The only anomaly I find in all the information I have read is that some references are to the Amipro file converter to word docs. as "ami332.csv", and some to "ami332.cnv" . The file that downloaded is "ami332.cnv".
I still get the same message when running a scan on Hijack This. I have uninstalled and installed Hijack This several times. Wordpad ******** file extension is .txt. I found no specific conversion program from Amipro to .txt file format.
Any suggestions on how to get Hijack This to work properly with Windows 7? Also, why is Microsoft still using Amipro files in 2010?
Thanks in advance.