Can't Create Log File in Resolved Malware Removal Logs Posted January 12, 2012 So this SHOULD be a clean system, I got a nasty virus and ultimately decided to reformat (for a ton of reasons), but some of my problems seem to persist? Before I formatted it corrupted all of my start files, wouldn't allow me to open any .exe's, etc. For some reason, hijack this still won't work properly. My antivirus is still being shut off upon start up as well. This doesn't make any sense.When I run a scan it says that my system denied write access to the Hosts files. Great. Then in my log I get an excessive amount of O23 missing files. Great. Then notepad opens and says cannot find the C:\program files (x86)\trend micro\hijackthis\hijackthis.log file and when prompting me to create a new one, nothing happens.Any suggestions? Thanks.