Sorry about not following protocol Having issued to run HJT, Please read on and advice
I am using Windows 8. I used Wordle.net yesterday and was working fine. Today it is not, got the following error message:
“Application Error: Application Blocked. Click for Details: Your security settings have blocked a self-signed sandbox application from running.”
Uninstalled old Java. Installed latest. Still not working, same error message.
I ran HJT and even though it works, it does not provide a notepad log as usual. I get the following message from HJT:
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:
and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them.
Sace the file as ‘hosts’ (with quotes),, and reboot.
For Vista: simply, exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon, choose ‘Run as administrator’.
After following above instructions, I get the following message on notepad:
# Copyright © 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 188.8.131.52 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 184.108.40.206 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Again, appreciate your advice. Thanks!