locked
settings modifier RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and how do I get rid of it.

     

    Thanks for any help,

     

    Jim

    Friday, February 1, 2008 3:36 AM

Answers

All replies

  • mills39;

     

    You probably don't want to get rid of it.  Here's plenty of information about the Hosts file and what it's used for:

     

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Friday, February 1, 2008 5:04 AM
  • Dave is correct. However, if you are receiving security warnings that this file is being modified, you may be infected by spyware that is trying to alter this file.

    Note that if you are not using OneCare you are off topic for this forum.

    -steve

     

    Friday, February 1, 2008 2:55 PM
    Moderator