Step 1. Open your Windows start menu, search for the notepad application and then right click the notepad icon. Step 2. Choose “Run as administrator” and then, while inside notepad, browse to folder (/windows/system32/drivers/etc) that contains the hosts file.
Thereof, what is host file blocked?
In its function of resolving host names, the hosts file may be used to define any hostname or domain name for use in the local system. Entries in the hosts file may be used to block online advertising, or the domains of known malicious resources and servers that contain spyware, adware, and other malware.
What is the use of host file?
You can also use Hosts files to connect mysterious IP addresses with meaningful domain names. A Hosts file is a file that almost all computers and operating systems can use to map a connection between an IP address and domain names.
Where is the host file in Windows 7 64 bit?
Here is how to do it with 64-bit Notepad:
- Click on the Start button, type “notepad” and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. Acknowledge the UAC dialog.
- Type CTRL+O. Navigate to C:WindowsSystem32driversetc. Select “All Files” in the bottom right corner.
- Now you see the hosts file. Select and open it.