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how do I restore original hosts file?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by kirklott, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. kirklott

    kirklott Thread Starter

    Oct 21, 2004

    I downloaded and installed the MVP hosts file, which has been great in reducing spyware, etc.

    However, I'm finding it might be interfering with some other functions. How do I restore my hosts file to its original setting (i.e. pre MVP)?

  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Did you rename the original file or overwrite it?
  3. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    Do you have a hosts file manager?
    On the hostsman hosts file manager I have if you go to the backup manager it list the original hosts file that you can restore.

    HostsXpert does the same thing and you don't need to install it.
    Your see on the left side "restore MS Hosts file.
    But it does more so you can disable the hosts file if you need to so you can get to a site that is blocked.
    If you went to a site that is blocked and then disabled the site or the hosts file you need to close down your Browser and open it again to be able to go to the site.
  4. VistaRookie


    Apr 26, 2008
    Actually, the default Hosts file is no file at all. A host file that functions has
    no extension, just the filename of Hosts.
    If you search for hosts.sam (extension stands for sample), that should
    still be available.
  5. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001

    Yea the file has this in it if you don't have the hosts.sam.

    Hostsman has this as the original hosts file.

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