download HOSTS File for Windows

Author: Microsoft Corp.
Date: 01/17/2019 05:41 PM
Size: 623 KB
License: Freeware
Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7
Downloads: 13021 times

HOSTS File for Windows is the default HOSTS file for Windows 7, 8, and 10 provided for anyone not comfortable manually editing their HOSTS file.

Many security and privacy programs can edit your HOSTS file, and it can cause problems. For example, the Microsoft Store might be blocked, and you don’t know why. There are thousands of possible problems a HOSTS file could be the fault of. If you suspect your HOSTS file is the problem, download, or copy the code below and make your own.

Your HOSTS file can be opened and edited with Notepad. You can find it in C\:Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Here is what a default HOSTS file looks like:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

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