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The 'Hosts' File


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#1 defurman

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:41 AM

Have been reading the BleepingComputer tutorial about the 'Hosts' file. But whenever i try to get into the 'Hosts' file i get a message stating not known or something similar?

I am running Windows Vista and i click on the Start tab and then in the 'Search' box i type c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and then i get the message not known?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:01 PM

Why is it that you want to get to your hosts file?

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

Open Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and you'll see "hosts" file.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:01 AM

Hi cryptodan, I am thinking of adding a Host Block List for undesirable web sites and i want to learn all i can about the HOSTS file so as to avoid making any mistakes.

Hi Broni, Thanks for the info and by-the-way,that's an interesting site you have there. I just might drop in on you some time.

Thanks for the replies both.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:06 AM

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

Have a read there, and also download Spy Bot Search and Destroy and use the Immunization tool.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:20 PM

that's an interesting site you have there. I just might drop in on you some time

Thank you and please do :huh:

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