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    Default Windows Defender in Windows 8 locks Hosts file and protects it from being hijacked

    I tried editing the Hosts file in Windows 8, but it wasn't possible. I turned of Windows Defender in Windows 8, and it was possible.

    So it looks like Windows Defender in Windows 8 locks the Hosts file and protects in from being hijacked. The Hosts file is situated in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and to edit it, you will have to turn off the protection and then edit and save the file - and then you can turn it 'on' again.

    Good in my opinion!

    Can anyone corroborate?

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    Right-click on Notepad and selecting Run as Administrator didn't work?

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    thank for share

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
    Right-click on Notepad and selecting Run as Administrator didn't work?
    I had used HostsMan. But let me try this too ...

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    It appears that it may be dependent on what you add to the HOSTS file as to what will remain if you use Windows Defender as your A/V solution: You can’t block Facebook using Windows 8′s hosts file.

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