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Hosts File Resets Upon Reboot #13

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stevesabatini opened this Issue · 3 comments

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@stevesabatini

Could use some help or insight, please. Love hosts.prefpane but having an issue. Each time I reboot my system it reverts my hosts file back to the original state of my hosts file at the time I first installed hosts.prefpane. I currently have v0.1.3 installed and am running Mountain Lion (10.8.2). Changes made in the pref panel and/or directly in the hosts file itself are not persisting between reboots of the system. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve

@specialunderwear

To me, this sounds like you've got other software. Installed which guards your hosts file. Could be a virus scanner or something. Or maybe your computer is managed by a sys admin that installed something to guard hosts?

@specialunderwear

Other software that can cause these symptoms is vpn software. Some vpn software adds something to your hosts file, and on shutdown it puts a backup of the file back. That means changes you made after starting the vpn will be gone, since they are not in the backup file.

@stevesabatini

Thanks for the quick reply and insight. I uninstalled the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client - something I wasn't even using anymore - and now everything is working just fine. I rebooted several times after making changes and everything stays put like it should. Much appreciated - Steve.

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