1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x
       22 Sep 2016 #1

    Been Having Problems with Hosts File any help


    I am Trying to add some sites to hosts file and It wont let me edit it , I cant delete it

    I have tried disabling DNS client disabling other things and still no Luck

    Opened notepad in cmd , took ownership and nothing is working and yes uncheck read only

    can any one tell me what I missed ? and any recommendations on a good Hosts File

    thank you
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,569
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       22 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi try
    BlueLife Hosts Editor vl.2
    Simplify Your Pc Usage

    This makes it easy. Free. Some interesting tools on that site.
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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3

    You need to run NotePad as Administrator.

    Afterwards, if you restart the PC and open the Hosts file again, Windows Defender will probably give a 'SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack' alert in Action Centre. In which case, you may need to 'allow' it in Windows Defender.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Sep 2016 #4

    If you open an administrator command prompt, then edit the hosts file with notepad from that prompt, you should be fine. Notepad will start as administrator from an administrator cmd prompt.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x
       23 Sep 2016 #5

    Ethelwulf said: View Post
    I am Trying to add some sites to hosts file and It wont let me edit it , I cant delete it

    I have tried disabling DNS client disabling other things and still no Luck

    Opened notepad in cmd , took ownership and nothing is working and yes uncheck read only

    can any one tell me what I missed ? and any recommendations on a good Hosts File

    thank you
    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi try
    BlueLife Hosts Editor vl.2
    Simplify Your Pc Usage

    This makes it easy. Free. Some interesting tools on that site.
    I know that Website very well I Love there Registry key jumper

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    You need to run NotePad as Administrator.

    Afterwards, if you restart the PC and open the Hosts file again, Windows Defender will probably give a 'SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack' alert in Action Centre. In which case, you may need to 'allow' it in Windows Defender.
    You are Right I got that message but through Malwarebytes
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x
       23 Sep 2016 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    If you open an administrator command prompt, then edit the hosts file with notepad from that prompt, you should be fine. Notepad will start as administrator from an administrator cmd prompt.
    I tried that it still did not work

    But after rebooting it worked I dont get it But now its working

    Thanks Guys for all your help
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