April 2019 | VirtualSpecies

How to Edit the Hosts File on Windows

In many cases, we will need to edit the hosts file on our machine. It is used to resolve hosts names before DNS. We can control access to websites and network traffic with this, in case of attack or any other reasons. Follow these simple steps to edit hosts file on your Windows machine_

_Open up the run command with the Win+R key combo.

_Press the Windows key and type Notepad in the search field.

_In the search results, right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator.

_From Notepad, open the following file: c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts