Just tried to access my hosts file to make some changes. First thing I notice is that there are a huge number of new entries to the file. Many of these entries are locations I have not been able to make contact with for a long time. I tried to add an entry. I am stopped being told that I do not have permission. I am the administrator for this PC. I should have access to anything and everything. I tried to remove all the new entries and am stopped. Again saying that I do not have access. I play some games, then I'm able to make some changes, but then I'm told that the file is in use and I can't make any changes, same game just different rules. I do some more checking and find that I'll probably be able to make changes in Safe Mode. Little doubt that will work, but what is going on here? Why has the hosts file suddenly become so difficult to work with? Can I fix it and get it back to working like it used to?