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License: Free
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
32-bit program. Can run on both a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.
File Size: 194 Bytes
Downloads: 63,006
Last Updated: 01/06/15 02:05:38 PM EST

BleepingComputer Review:

Hosts-perm.bat is a batch file that will reset the permissions for the Windows HOSTS file.  In the event that you attempt to delete or modify the HOSTS file and receive a message stating that you do not have permission, you can use the Hosts-perm.bat to reset the permissions so that you can properly access it.

Many computer infections modify the Windows HOSTs file so that you are unable to access various sites or make it so that when you visit a legitimate site you are instead redirected to one under the malware developers control.  Once they make these changes, certain malware will change the permissions on the HOSTS file so that you are unable to delete it or modify it.  Hosts-perm.bat will reset these permissions so that you will once again have full access to it.

For more information about the Windows HOSTS file please read this tutorial: The Hosts File and what it can do for you

Usage Instructions:

  1. Download the hosts-perm.bat file and save it somewhere on your computer.
  2. Double-click the hosts-perm.bat file and when it is done you will see a message stating "The Permissions on the HOSTS file have been reset.".
  3. Press any key on your keyboard to exit the batch file.
  4. You should now be able to modify or delete the HOSTS file.

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