Eraser tries to change hosts file


New Member
I was running a task to erase unused disk space and about half way through the process, Zone Alarm flagged up a warning message that Eraser was trying to change the file WINDRVDIR\ETC\HOSTS. I selected "Deny" on the Zone Alarm dialogue box and the program seemed to continue to completion.

Why is Eraser trying to change the Hosts file?

Peter Sorrell


Active Member
It isn't - it is trying to erase the cluster tips of the hosts file and in the process of doing so to other applications Eraser is "trying" to change the HOSTS file. Don't worry - after it is done with erasing the cluster tips the HOSTS file will be restored to its original state.