Edit or change the Windows hosts file"
A review by John

The virtual functions that run in support of the Operating System at times it is important to have a log file for them. They come in handy when running troubleshooting challenges when it comes to the hosts file of Windows OS. Here is an app that makes sure you have a history of the host files as well as web links. When you have the report, you can edit them as well as run backup and restore processes. This is a simple application that is stored in an external storage device to use plug-and-use functionality. Its portability means that the utility leaves no registry files on the system.

By default, the hosts file is located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and is hard to find that file on this path when you have to edit it. This tool makes access easier.

The advantage of this is the fact that it needs no installation as well as has no effect on the hard disk performance. It has two windows; the right one gives you the details of the hosts while the right window contains several configuration settings. It is advisable that before any edit options are backup and restores the host files. The options menu consists of import operations – merge, replace, append, delete, copy, open hosts, search, toggle comments among others. It also has a vibrant text editor to accompany the files in the comments section. This is the best tool when you want to check on the virtual functions of the hosts.

HostsXpert is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in security related category and is available to all software users as a free download.

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Last Updated On
May 27, 2019
Runs on
Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / XP
Total downloads
File size
349,38 KB

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