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Editing the HOSTS file might come in handy if you want to make custom domain redirects, block websites, or remove malicious entries set by malware. However, you might run into problems when trying to make changes to this file in some versions of Windows.
This is most likely due to permission issues; there's an explanation on how to bypass that below.
Right click the "Notepad" icon and select the "Run as administrator option as shown in the screenshot below.
The user account control dialog will then pop up and ask you if you want to run notepad as administrator.
On Linux and Unix systems it is typically at /etc/hosts and on Windows systems (Windows 2000, XP, Vista) at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts If you open the hosts file on Windows Vista and then attempt to save it as a regular user, you will get an error message as show in the screenshot below ("Cannot create the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file.
Make sure that the path and file name are correct): The reason for the error message is not that it cannot be created, but that you do not have sufficient permissions to write to that file.
While this might come in handy for regular use, like to block ads or certain malicious IP addresses, its functions also make this file a common target of malware.
The hosts file contains a list of IP address to hostname mappings and can be useful especially for web developers if they need to point a hostname to a specific IP address while developing or testing a website, without having to change settings on a DNS server.The solution to this error is to run notepad (or other editor) as administrator and you will then be able to save the hosts file with no issues.