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Thread: FYI: Locking Hosts file

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    Default FYI: Locking Hosts file

    I had to
    change my
    Hosts file.
    My ZA Pro 8 is configured to lock the file and protect it from changes.I
    assumed that shutting off ZA would undo the lock, the same as other apps do,
    like Winpatrol.But not ZA. The grip is so strong that even if the program is shut off it would still lock the file.
    One has to manually unlock.Just FYI.

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    Default Re: FYI: Locking Hosts file

    Copied from the ZA Help file:<TABLE id=wp1042140table1042137 cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 border=1><TBODY><TR vAlign=top align=left><TD bgColor=#c0c0c0><A name=wp1042175 target=_blank></A><DIV class=pCellBody>Lock hosts file </TD><TD bgColor=white><A name=wp1042177 target=_blank></A><DIV class=pCellBody>Prevents your computer's hosts file from being modified by hackers through sprayer or Trojan horses. Because some legitimate programs need to modify your hosts file in order to function, this option is turned off by default. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    GeorgeV
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    Default Re: FYI: Locking Hosts file

    Spiffy html you wrote there GeorgeV.
    Impressive.
    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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