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22-Jun-2011, 05:50 PM #1
No Host File
I have no host file in C, Windows, System 32, Drivers, Etc. I have the folder set to show hidden files and folders but its still not there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using Vista.
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22-Jun-2011, 08:26 PM #2
The standard hosts file only has these 2 entries (plus some comments):

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

Create a file in Notepad or other plain text editor, and add that data into it. The IP addresses must be written all the way to the left, followed by space, then the name. Typically the space in between is a tab. Each entry must be on its own line. Name the file hosts (notice the spelling) and save it without an extension. Notepad adds the .txt extension, so remove that. Place it into the same subdirectory that you provided.

As I said above, the standard file also has comments. Would you like those as well?

The big question is: What happened to the original? Malware will often mess with it.
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23-Jun-2011, 07:49 AM #3
Or, you can reset the Hosts file:

How do I Reset the Hosts File Back to the Default?
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