Solved

Can Hosts file be disabled from the User account in any way at all

Posted on 2007-03-26
3
180 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi Experts,

I am running win xp prof (sp2), with one Admin account and one User account and use Internet Explorer 7. Is there any way, at all, in which the hosts file can be disabled/bypassed from user mode.

Also is it possible that some browsers or other types of net services can bypass the hosts file in any way?

Note: The default security permission is set for the hosts file from Admin mode.

Thank You,
Neville
0
Comment
Question by:N_Joshi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 125 total points
ID: 18791856
Not without changing it remotely using an Admin-type account...
0
 

Author Comment

by:N_Joshi
ID: 18791861
Ok thanks
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18791866
:)
0

Featured Post

Plug and play, no additional software required!

The ATEN UE3310 USB3.1 Gen1 Extender Cable allows users to extend the distance between the computer and USB devices up to 10 m (33 ft). The UE3310 is a high-quality, cost-effective solution for professional environments such as hospitals, factories and business facilities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Windows 10 Creator Update has just been released and I have it working very well on my laptop. Read below for issues, fixes and ideas.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question