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Windows 8 host file edit

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  • Started 3 years ago by transco
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transco
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How to Block websites Windows 8

I have followed the instructions in the link, and tried several times but it does not block hosts file. I have turned off Windows Defender. .Help please
Thanks Transco

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gedstar
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I had no problem editing the host file once Windows Defender was disabled, what I done was take a copy of the host file onto the desktop and edited from there, I then copied it back to the original location and overwrote the one that was there.

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Xhi
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You have to make sure that when you write back the hosts file that it has no extension. If you are not careful the editor will put an extension on the file name when it is saved. Make sure that in Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View Tab that Show file extensions for known file types is checked so that you will be sure there is none. If you do not the actual hosts file will not be replaced.

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