Can't Edit Hosts File on Windows XP
Posted on 2010-11-17
I have a windows XP machine that has a host file that is set as a system file and is hidden. When i go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts I see a ton of entries to all sorts of google and microsoft sites. This explains why im getting so many redirects when going to google. So i try and clear out all the entries and save it and it doesn't allow me to.
So i have tried many programs to remove the permissions but i have no luck. Is there a way to remove the host file manually and re-create it?