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Once downloaded, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive..Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current..The HOSTS file can be located in the following location windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts assuming that your Windows directory is named Windows and not Winnt or something similar.Another possible location of your connection problem would be your Firewall (which you didn't mention having or not having) - check it to see that it is not set to deny the apps making connections for updates.This is why you have backups of anything important.If you need a step by step guide, then google is your friend.That's why you put all that stuff onto a CD earlier.Then you can set about IMMEDIATELY downloading the latest security updates from Windows Update. After you've done all that, you can start loading on your usual assortment of programs.
I have a connection, but everytime I hit update, the error messages say no connection found. Also, there are certain sites that I am completely blocked from, including any site that involves an antivirus. You may or may not be able to dig yourself out of this particular hole if you kept at it long enough, but the quick and easy solution here is just to format and start over.I'm also going to include my list of things to do and not do in order to avoid problems like this in the future.TIPS FOR A SMOOTH RUNNING SYSTEM================================The more of these suggestions you follow, the fewer problems you should have.I don't know if you (or anyone else) is still reading this thread, but if so, please let me know if you fixed your problem and how. It would be nice if you told us exactly which antivirus software you're having problems with..
I too am on Windows XP and for at least two weeks now, have had the EXACT same issues that you listed from the anti-virus software not updating to the link redirecting to the wrong sites, mostly ones trying to get me to buy their anti-virus/spyware software. In the meantime, follow the instructions below: Please use a friend or family member's "clean" computer and download the Malwarebytes tool and it's manual update from the link below..
There are probably countless websites out there that offer various levels of hand-holding.