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Redirecting a downloading url's content to the loopback address 127.0.0.0.?

I need to stop a url from redirecting my browser to some web site other than the place I put in my browser address box.  

I received an answer to this issue in an earlier question.  The expert said I should go to the folder in c:\windows\system32\ . . . and set a variable to 127.0.0.0.  When I chose the answer and closed the question, I lost the text showing where to go and how to do the loopback .  

I need to get instruction once more on how to block the redirection by sending the value to the loopback ip address.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I tried the suggestion for making the entry.  I got along well until I tried to save the file.  I received an error message saying the file could not be changed.

I had though I could use the command line editor to change the file, but that did not allow the change to be made.

I would like some additional suggestions on how the file can be changed.  I did observe that my Avira Antivirus software put up a waring that file was protected from change.  


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I am using Win xp pro, sp3.  I wonder if the Win 7 suggestions apply.  I will be trying to see if I can take owership of the hosts ie.
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I have run spybot, malware, and avira before.
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Well, now where am I.  I managed o change he "hosts" file.  I changed the Avira setting to allow the change.  I re-changed the Avira settings, tried the we page, and a new result happened.   The only problem is, now instead of going to the next page of the web site I have been using, I get an error massage on the web browser, saying the web page I blocked cannot be found.  It asks if I wold like to tray again.  That is not a solution, though it does prevent the misdirection.  

Now I have re-opened by browser, tried to go to the need ed page from which I was being re-directed.  Instead of being blocked on the second try, the web page I was using was redirected right back to the place it had originally been sent to.  The result suggests that nothing I have done has any permanent effect.  Further, the effect it had for one time did not stop the page from being redirected on the second attempt to use my original browser web page from which I have been misdirected.

Is their not a place in the browser to solve this problem with internal ettings.

The url that seems to be the problem is something I saw at the bottom of my page called "ads.cutetraffic.com  Help still needed
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