The browser-hijacking software like the spywares and malwares, target the Windows host files. These malware files override the web browser settings,8 and will reroute your browser to some other locations. This can increase the chances of your system getting compromised. Windows Vista offers malware and spyware protection by default. However, it does not offer cent percent file protection from the constantly evolving software codes.
You can either get high security third-party virus protection software, or seek support from the Windows Vista help desk.
• Switch on the computer that you intend to repair. Wait for the Log On screen to be displayed.
• Make sure that you log in as the system administrator. It is very important to login as the administrator as host files are protected from other user accounts. So, if you want to bring any changes in the host files, log in as the user account.
• Type your password and account name in the fields next to the labels Username and Password to log in.
• Open your browser or select a new tab. Hit the search space with the keywords Microsoft Support Center. Check out the support centre website entries, and download the utility file that will serve your need.
• Initiate the download process by clicking on the Fix It icon. Save the downloaded file into your system’s hard drive. Open the downloaded file and continue to repair the utility setup. Check in the box to acknowledge the software provider about your agreement, with the terms and conditions. Proceed to the next step of installation by clicking next. Wait for the installation process to finish. Click OK to provide administrative permissions.
• Make sure that the utility repair pack finishes the repair process. If the restoration process was successful, the utility wizard will display the message This Microsoft Fix it has been processed. Click OK to exit the restoration process.
• Check whether the file has been successfully restored. Launch the Notepad and click on the option File in the Tools menu and select Open from the drop down menu. Steer to the location C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\. Open the Hosts file and check for the text file that reads:
Follow the above-mentioned steps to perform the repair work on your Windows Vista computer. For more assistance, contact Windows Vista help.