I'm going to need help on this problem... and big time. As indicated by the title, I'm having major problems with my HOSTs Files. I first noticed this when HOSTs Secure had trouble updating my HOSTs files. With further investigation, I discovered that my HOSTs files didn't even exist! (There was nothing in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc other then: hosts (but this is a 1kb file in the iCalendar format), lmhosts, networks, protocol, and services). I downloaded the latest HOSTs files from the MS-MVP Hosts website and tried the MVPS batch tool but it said access denied. Following the automatic failure, I attempted to copy and paste the HOSTs files provided in the download into my HOSTs folder only to have an error come up:
Can not copy HOSTs file: Access is Denied
Please make sure the disk is not write-protected... blah blah blah
Anyways, I see this as a serious breach in security (yeah I'm definately over-reacting) so could someone please give me a solution! Thanks!