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How can I change my hosts file. Webroot will not let me change or delete it

  • 6 September 2016
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How can I change my hosts file. Webroot will not let me change or delete it
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Best answer by nic 6 September 2016, 23:38

There's a setting under Shields for "Prevent any program from modifying the HOSTs file" - if you uncheck that then it should allow you to make the changes you need. We have that protection in place so that a rogue piece of malware can't change your hosts file to fool you into visiting a malicious site.
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There's a setting under Shields for "Prevent any program from modifying the HOSTs file" - if you uncheck that then it should allow you to make the changes you need. We have that protection in place so that a rogue piece of malware can't change your hosts file to fool you into visiting a malicious site.

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