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Hello,

my hosts file changed to system file and holdings lots of data in, while I'm trying to delete\change it he NOT let me,
I get you do nova have permission although as Admin or Safe Mode.
windows 7
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Question by:David Dotan Sofer
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Right click on notepad and select "Run as Administrator". Now you should be able to open the hosts file, edit and save it.

Usually the hosts file gets changed by malware so run malwarebytes. It normally also removes any bad entries from the hosts file:

http://malwarebytes.org
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