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laurie0284
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Since: Sep 09, 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it?
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I converted my main sign in name to the "power users" group in Windows
2000 Pro (it was previously in the adminsitrator group).

When I run Hijackthis, I get a message that my system denied write access
to the HOSTS file.




> An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item
()
> Error #75 - Path/File access error
>
> Please email me at merijn@spywareinfo.com, reporting the following:
> * What you were trying to fix when the error occurred, if applicable
> * How you can reproduce the error
> * A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible
>
>
> This message has been copied to your clipboard.
> Click OK to continue the rest of the scan.



The program then closes. When I choose to run the program as
"administrator" using right mouse click/shift key, the program runs with
no problem.

I reloaded a clean version of Hijackthis 1.99.1 from merijn.org and still
can't run it as a power user.


I also have IE-Spyad and the MVPS HOSTS file installed.

I did a google search on the above error, and there are many hits, but I
don't see the administrator issue addressed.
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pcbutts1
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Since: May 19, 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You need at the very least debug rights but yes give yourself admin rights
and don't use the mvps host file.

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>I converted my main sign in name to the "power users" group in Windows
> 2000 Pro (it was previously in the adminsitrator group).
>
> When I run Hijackthis, I get a message that my system denied write access
> to the HOSTS file.
>
>
>
>
>> An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item
> ()
>> Error #75 - Path/File access error
>>
>> Please email me at merijn@spywareinfo.com, reporting the following:
>> * What you were trying to fix when the error occurred, if applicable
>> * How you can reproduce the error
>> * A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible
>>
>>
>> This message has been copied to your clipboard.
>> Click OK to continue the rest of the scan.
>
>
>
> The program then closes. When I choose to run the program as
> "administrator" using right mouse click/shift key, the program runs with
> no problem.
>
> I reloaded a clean version of Hijackthis 1.99.1 from merijn.org and still
> can't run it as a power user.
>
>
> I also have IE-Spyad and the MVPS HOSTS file installed.
>
> I did a google search on the above error, and there are many hits, but I
> don't see the administrator issue addressed.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Andy Walker
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Since: Sep 10, 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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laurie0284@fidgety.org wrote:
>
>The program then closes. When I choose to run the program as
>"administrator" using right mouse click/shift key, the program runs with
>no problem.
>
>I reloaded a clean version of Hijackthis 1.99.1 from merijn.org and still
>can't run it as a power user.

Log on as Administrator and grant write access to the
/Windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file for the "power user" account.
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F. Staal
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 15:48:52 -0700, "pcbutts1"
wrote:

>You need at the very least debug rights but yes give yourself admin rights
>and don't use the mvps host file.
How do you give yourself debug rights? And why shouldn't I use the
host file you mention?

Just interested...
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