How to fix the issue when Host files are not working in Windows® 7, 64-bit
What are the tips to resolve the issue when host files in Windows 7, 64-bit edition?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System which is released from Microsoft. This OS has got new and improved features when we compare with other Operating Systems. This would be available in different editions like Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate, Professional, Starter and HomeBasic. They would be either in 32-bit or 64-bit. In order to get more memory space and speed performance it would be better to use the 64-bit Operating System. This OS is the successor to Windows Vista and most of the limitations found in the Windows Vista get eliminated in this Windows 7. There are conditions that host files present in the Operating System would not be able to work. In such situations you can solve these issues by adopting certain preventive methods.
Below mentioned points are about tips to solve not working of host files Windows 7 64-bit Operating System:
- Host files
- Remove all malware
- Fixing host files
Host files present in the Windows 7, 64-bit Operating System are the files which are being used for the mapping of the host names to the IP addresses. The files are the plain text files and they are generally named as hosts. These files would give help in the addressing of the network nodes that are being present in the network of computers. This is found to be a part found in the Internet Protocol implementation present in the OS. It would then convert the host names to the protocol addresses. If you have Internet issues you can solve them easily by fixing the host files.
Remove all malware
It is seen that if there are Trojans within the system, they would cause the modification of host files present in Windows 7, 64-bit edition. When these files get corrupted or modified you may not be able to connect to the websites. These websites would then point to local host and cannot be accessed. So you have to remove all the malware and viruses that are causing such issues. You need to use the best antivirus and then run the system scan. You should update the antivirus at the proper time.
You need to perform the fixing of host files. Locate the '%systemroot% SysWOW64driversetc' and then have to delete the delete the unwanted entries in them. It would be best to update your host files in right time. Or you have to do the repairing of host files that are present in the system. If you find that these host files are completely damaged, then try to modify them in the right way.
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