Updating windows hosts file
So does Windows, and unless you use elevated permissions to edit the file, you will be prevented from saving it.
To edit the HOSTS file we need to use a method that allows us to save the file to it’s original location, which is: 1.
It includes a built-in hosts file updater & a hosts editor.
It lets you scan the hosts file for errors, duplicates, and possible hijacks – and also lets you create an Exclusion list.
In short, its the only Hosts Manager that you will even need. Sys Mate Hosts File Manager is another tool that lets you do so.
Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
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Sometimes because of an attack or prank, and others so that you can simply and freely control access to websites and network traffic. Microsoft kept the hosts file alive in Windows networking which is why it varies very little whether used in Windows, mac OS, or Linux.
The syntax stays mostly the same across all platforms.