"Hosts" (or hosts) is a text document that contains a database of IP addresses mapped to domain names. The computer user can change the content of this file at his own discretion.
- - a computer with a Windows operating system;
- - administrator rights;
- - any text editor, including a standard notepad.
Go to "My Computer". In the menu bar, select the item "Service", then in the drop-down menu select the item "Folder options …", go to the "View" tab, in the column "Additional parameters:" uncheck the "Hide protected system files" checkbox and check "Show hidden files and folders ". Click the OK button.
Go to the local drive where your operating system is installed (usually drive C:). If it says "These files are hidden", then just click "show the contents of this folder." Go to the "Windows" folder, then to the "system32" folder, then "drivers", then "etc".
In this folder, right-click on the "hosts" file, select "Open". In the "Programs" column, select "Notepad" and click the "OK" button.
Place the cursor at the end of the open document, press the "Enter" button on the keyboard, add the ip-address and domain name of the server you need. For example: 184.108.40.206 your.server.rf If malware made entries in this file, you can delete unnecessary you lines. Save your changes and close the document.
Go to "My Computer". In the menu bar, select the item "Service", then in the drop-down menu, select the item "Folder options …", go to the "View" tab, in the column "Additional parameters:" check the box "Hide protected system files" and "Do not show hidden files and folders ". Click the OK button. Close all open windows and restart your computer.