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Hi everybody,

Here is my issue :

i want to change the existing Hosts file in /system32/Divers/etc, but i'm always rejected.
Tried to changed its name by hosts.old, or copy/paste the new one (4Megs vs 27Ko !)
i always get the warning : another program or somebody else is using it !

some idea ?
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Reboot into safe mode and log in as the administrator and then try it again.
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Do you have a firewall program running? I know some of them ZA, KERIO, among others. LOCK the hosts file, so malware cannot make changes to it.

Fenor's solution should work, if not, and you are not running a firewall post back here. You may have other issues going on.

Edited by brianmil0923, 17 September 2005 - 09:12 PM.

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