Windows Defender in Windows 8 Kills Hosts File Blocking

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by xscess, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

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    Ever since Bill Gates stepped down from CEO, Microsoft is getting worst with technology.
     
  3. JamesG269

    JamesG269 MDL Novice

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    Probably a stop-gap fix for the malware that sets bank sites, search sites, etc. to malware controlled servers.
     
  4. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    Does it mean blocking "SYSTEM" account's rights on this file to write or just setting "read only" attribute?
    o_O
     
  5. ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. !

    ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. ! MDL Junior Member

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    Your host files are getting reset?

    My *entires* have been there since day 1 of installing Win8 and I'm using Windows Defender, even scanning the files doesn't reset it.

    Strange...
     
  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    Not trying to advertise, but I use Windows Firewall Control (there are others, possibly even free ones) to do what I used to do via the Hosts file. It's just a better GUI for the built-in Windows firewall, and I'll probably find an even better solution sometime; it's certainly missing some features, but it's a start and works for my purpose for now.
     
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  7. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    You mean Win 8 RTM or RP etc?
     
  8. jayblok

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    #8 jayblok, Aug 21, 2012
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    My entries have also been there since day 1 of installing Win8 RTM and windows server 2012:confused:
     
  9. ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. !

    ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. ! MDL Junior Member

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    Using Win8 RTM, sorry I should of said that lol.
     
  10. xscess

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    And I assume they are working / they are blocking the sites you wants to, right? Then it's really strange... I'm gonna try myself, right now.
     
  11. jayblok

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  12. xscess

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    Strange indeed. I just tried in Win 8 Enterprise / Pro RTMs (on separate partitions), installed some app, updated Windows Defender, surf the web, rebooted few times but the hosts file was blocking the site I wanted to block. o_O
     
  13. jayblok

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    is that not what you want? i thought editing the host file was for blocking sites you want blocked? :confused:
     
  14. xscess

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    Yes, yes. What I meant by "strange" is that if so many are reporting that it's NOT working, how come it's working with some of us... :cool:
     
  15. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    maybe they just do not know how to edit the host file :D
     
  16. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    Or may be Win 8 hosts file is smart enough to know that we were from MDL :biggrin:
     
  17. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    You might be on to something. Perhaps in the future when Windows problems arise it might be worth launching a command prompt and typing, "Hey, I'm from MDL" to see if it clears things up. :D
     
  18. Jessica Alba

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    :drinks2::laie:
     
  19. Garbellano

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    this OS is more intromissive than any previous OS made by m$ and this is just the beginning. When they get supported by law that they could shutdown all your files (its happening with SkyDrive), delete your account and fill a legal action against you, then you will release that installing anything after 7 is a big mistake. Or you think that you only see advertisements with your weather? :rofl6:
     
  20. charliebros

    charliebros MDL Novice

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    Paranoics, paranoics everywhere... included me :D.

    That's strange, I tested my Hosts file and works fine.
    I already rebooted, used IE 10, Firefox and Chrome, Synchronized some files via SkyDrive (a freaking gem), Updated the virus database of Defender, and stills blocks.

    Holy f**k, I can't believe that Windows 8 is so f**king good, now, I feel sorry about my Debian Installation :p ( but still, the f**king GIMP don't work in Win8 D: )