- 20th August 2012, 15:54 #1
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?
- 20th August 2012, 19:43 #2
Right-click on Notepad and selecting Run as Administrator didn't work?
- 21st August 2012, 03:44 #3New Member
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thank for share
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