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HostsMan has screwed my DNS.

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#1 Snyder


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:48 PM

Installed HM, completely disabled my access to internet. Tried to flush my DNS after uninstalling, it will not flush. Command prompt freezes. How do I restore my DNS after this program has completely screwed me?

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#2 Snyder

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Sorry about the brief initial post, was posting from a touchscreen phone and was a little fed up. Basically, I downloaded HostsMan, updated some of the lists, and then went into a command prompt and attempted to flush my DNS cache. Upon hitting enter, nothing happened.

I tried to flush the DNS cache through CCleaner. Again, it hung and never completed. I couldn't access the internet and Xfire kept telling me it was getting DNS lookup errors. I went ahead and uninstalled HostsMan (which failed to restore my hosts backup, by the way) and I receive the same problem.

I am back online now, but only because I disabled the DNS Client service in Windows. How can I fix where that program has done me wrong?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:17 AM

I have no experience with HostsMan whatsoever, but did you try to load a previous system restore point already?
That could be an easy fix.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but the HostsMan support forum itself can be found > HERE <

If your HOSTS file itself is "corrupted", you could visit http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm and get yourself a new one (including good instructions and a good explanation of what a HOSTS file exactly does) from there.

Furthermore, -usually- you don't need the Windows DNS service activated in the first place!
In fact, especially in Win XP and earlier, this might hamper your network-connections when using a (large) HOSTS file.

System specs? OS? Network Connection?
What I can see from the HostsMan site, it *shouldn't* have influenced any drivers or services, only the HOSTS file...


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