Error reading 'hosts' file

  Prancer 22:25 07 Jan 2007

Each time I run AVG antivirus (free edition) it reports an error when reading the hosts file. I tried to find this file in Windows/system32/drivers/etc/ but all I can find is one called lmhosts. Is this normal or do I have a problem?

  brundle 22:59 07 Jan 2007

It means the hosts file is missing, it's nothing to worry about. click here

  Taff™ 08:04 08 Jan 2007

click here and download Hoster - it will enable you to restore your hosts file and make it read only to prevent misuse by malware.

  Prancer 10:02 08 Jan 2007

Thank you both, but, as my PC is working OK without the hosts file, do I need to do anything?

  brundle 10:22 08 Jan 2007

No it will work fine without one.
It can occasionally be hijacked by malware to redirect you to sites, but the AVG scans should pick that up.

  Prancer 16:44 08 Jan 2007

Thank you, my mind is at rest.

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