Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:37 PM
About a week ago a message window started popping up. It was titled "HOSTS file changed" and in the box read, "The following websites are blocked by your host file:" and then it lists a bunch of files like www.oo8k.com, etc. At the end of the message it asks, "Do you want to edit the hosts file?"
I consider myself computer knowledgeable but that is about it. I have never messed with the Registry or delved into any files that might foul up my computer. (I use my computer in my business - I do online newsletters for home-based travel agents - so having it working is real important.)
This problem is driving me mad. The window pops up, I have to eliminate by answering NO, and then it pops up again 2 or 3 minutes later.
I'm running Windows XP Pro, using Firefox as my browser, and MS Office 2003 for word processing, spreadsheet and email.
I'm afraid if I try to edit the hosts file I'll screw something up and put myself in the tank. Can anyone help?