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Windows 7: Can't Edit Hosts File

08 Mar 2017   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Without too much information at hand, given the things already tried, I would give this guess a chance.
Antiviruses may attempt to block changes to it (as it's a common target for some malware), so try disabling those first. Using task manager to kill processes and services is not enough, as real time antiviruses use kernel-mode drivers to do their job. Instead, use the antivirus interface and select the option to disable the "protection", and see if you can change the hosts file. Reenable all antiviruses afterwards.
I suspect you are headed down the right trail on this. Let me see if I can use this to correct this dilemma. Something is preventing me (or, anyone) to modify this file...

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08 Mar 2017   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Click the link and look at this. hope it helps..
Lance1; I tried this but it did not fix the problem. By the way, that was a cool GIF that said it all!
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14 Mar 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I stumbled around the Net and found a Freeware program called, "Hostsman." After spending a few days trying to figure out how to use it I finally got it. This program is actually quite handy! All you have to do is enter one line at a time and Viola, mission accomplished. Although I never figured out why I couldn't edit the Hosts file in the normal way, this program got the job done.

My sincere appreciation to all who took the time to advise me on this.
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1 Week Ago   #14

windows 7 Ultimate x64

My boneheaded mistake was not unchecking "Read only" of the Hosts file in "Properties", that took care of it!
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