tiny umbrella "host file not writable" help

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    Have been trying to get my 3GS restored, having no luck at all.

    One weird thing, when I open tiny umbrella it warns me to not restore, and that my host file is not writable.

    1. I run TU in administrator mode.
    2. I think I have permissions on host file set to read and write for any/all users.

    Not sure if this is the entire issue I am having while trying to restore, but wondering what is going on.

    Running Windows 7.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    f4780y Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Anti-Virus and anti-malware programs are also known to lock the hosts file as a protective measure (changing it is a popular attack for malware). Disable those temporarily and see if that helps.
    If you are Windows7 you really shouldn't have too many problems. Vista was much more of a pain...

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