Where is host file located in XP?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by richmac, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. richmac

    richmac Guest

    Recently I've a problem with some of the websites.
    When I click on a link inside the site, instead of a new page, my (server)
    homepage attempts to load, and Zone Alarm asks to allow connection via host
    address. Then I get error bad gateway, no matter if I allow the host address
    or not.

    I searched, but could not find the host file.

    richmac, Oct 26, 2003
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    Ralph Mann Guest

    richmac said:
    Try here C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc
    Ralph Mann, Oct 26, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Oct 26, 2003
  4. richmac

    richmac Guest

    Actually, got them, been there.
    Spybot reports clean system.
    Adaware no new objects.
    Spyware Blaster can't update last 2 days. Don't know if it's related to
    current problem. All other sites update fine. Donate button works, though.
    Haven't thought of hijack this yet, will try.
    Then there's also The Cleaner...could I have allowed something during
    windows critical updates couple of days ago?
    richmac, Oct 26, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    Run HijackThis. Fix anything you can recognise as unwanted.
    If you continue to have problems, post the *complete* contents
    of the HJT log file here.

    °Mike°, Oct 26, 2003
  6. richmac

    richmac Guest

    I wonder why repeated attempts in "search" only gave me lmhost and not host
    Anyway I took a look and there's only one entry, local host.

    richmac, Oct 26, 2003
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    Harrison Guest

    Maek sure you're viewing hidden and system files.
    Tools>Folder Options>View
    Harrison, Oct 26, 2003
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    Shep© Guest

    Remove ZA fully and see if that cures it?
    If it does try,"Outpost",
    Free and better IMHO.
    Shep©, Oct 26, 2003
  9. richmac


    Dec 3, 2013
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    I don't know why Google lists links like this at the top of their list that never answers the question that you searched.

    Actually XP doesn't have a folder called winnt .

    You will find the file hosts at the following location in XP:


    It does NOT have a file extension.
    ComputerFixer, Dec 3, 2013
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