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Fedex redirect virus

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I am dealing with the Fedex Virus. I followed instructions of:

1.Reboot your PC and hit F8 to run your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
 2.Download MalwareBytes to your desktop and rename it to Explorer.exe as Windows Security 2011 blocks the program named MalwareBytes. If you can’t download files, try using another machine that’s not infected and saving the files to a flash drive or other storage device.
 3.Download and Run RKILL to stop all background processes related to Windows Security 2011.
 4.Launch MalwareBytes and run a (Full Scan) to remove infections.

Were completed.

However the next step does not work

5.Delete the file called “Hosts” in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS and add the default Hosts file (below) for your operating system in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\

The existing host file was not modified. This is a new and improve Fedex redirect virus and uses a different method of redirection.

if I try or similiar, I am redirected to  What method would the redirection be done?
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