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.  




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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.










Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it?

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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Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it?

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How do you give yourself debug rights? And why shouldn't I use the
host file you mention?

Just interested...

Re: Hijackthis - do you need administrator rights to run it?

laurie0284@fidgety.org wrote:
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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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