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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by deubanks, May 18, 2011.

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  1. deubanks

    deubanks Thread Starter

    Nov 5, 2000

    Can anyone tell me how to add, Run as Administrator, to the HijackThis right click menue in Vista Home Premium?
    I am the administrator. There is no other accounts on the PC.
    It use to be there but I have not used it in a very long time and now it is gone. It is there for other programs.

    The following is what I get when I run it. It will complete the scan but will not fix anything:

    "For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this.
    If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:
    notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
    and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot.

    For Vista: simply, exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon, choose 'Run as administrator."

    I tried to edit the file as, instructed for other systems, but it did not work.

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    If Windows is denying access to the Hosts file, disable the UAC and run HijackThis again.
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