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No error when press "Modify Hosts File". Nothing happens.

This is what I am currently working on, the more research I do, the more problems I have seen.




It's quite possible you do not have Ownership of your Hosts file, something I will have to take into account for.
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Screenshot of three errors I encounter:








Your error comes from have the service disabled on startup. So Windows 10 refuses to let you start/stop the service at any point, if it wasn't first turned on at startup. I will change the error message to describe that to the user.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/24/16 at 8:54pm
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A few other apps easily launch and let me adjust my Hosts File. I use Administrative User Account, but the the actual "Administrator Account" that disabled Windows Store and should not be used.
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A few other apps easily launch and let me adjust my Hosts File. I use Administrative User Account, but the the actual "Administrator Account" that disabled Windows Store and should not be used.

I can narrow it down to system or permissions if you include the file in a zip and attach to a post. If you are okay with that.

I appreciate you testing it out wink.gif
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is this open source or closed source?

maybe you can save money by hosting it on github
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A few other apps easily launch and let me adjust my Hosts File. I use Administrative User Account, but the the actual "Administrator Account" that disabled Windows Store and should not be used.
That's happened to me as well when I disable the UAC with the program. I just reenabled it and haven't had any issues with it.
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I can narrow it down to system or permissions if you include the file in a zip and attach to a post. If you are okay with that.

I appreciate you testing it out wink.gif

I think I have the same issue, so if you would like me to do anything for testing just send me a PM.

Thanks again for releasing this software by the way! Used it both on my Surface and my desktop that I upgraded to Windows 10.
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is this open source or closed source?

maybe you can save money by hosting it on github

No it's closed source, I don't really have any interest in maintaining it as open source.
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A few other apps easily launch and let me adjust my Hosts File. I use Administrative User Account, but the the actual "Administrator Account" that disabled Windows Store and should not be used.
That's happened to me as well when I disable the UAC with the program. I just reenabled it and haven't had any issues with it.
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I can narrow it down to system or permissions if you include the file in a zip and attach to a post. If you are okay with that.

I appreciate you testing it out wink.gif

I think I have the same issue, so if you would like me to do anything for testing just send me a PM.

Thanks again for releasing this software by the way! Used it both on my Surface and my desktop that I upgraded to Windows 10.

I will be looking into UAC. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I have done my best to make it simple but also not hacked together. I have to verify every change is working and within Microsoft's best practices. I do not want to break anyone's machine so every change should be undo-able and every error explained. I know, I know, it sounds ironic or counter-intuitive to follow Microsoft's best practices to disable Microsoft spyware.

A user reported the inability to modify the hosts file, while receiving no errors. This seems to only happen, potentially, on systems with entire UAC system disabled. One of those "restrictions" that gets turned on when UAC gets turned off. This user also reported the ability to edit the file itself with some other application, I am assuming Notepad/Notepad++ etc. If you noticed on startup, project WOLF elevates UAC. I have built this program to work with UAC / Administration security, not around it. Unfortunately, UAC is not a perfect system for users and developers alike and sometimes work arounds need to be created. In this instance, I do believe, if you have ownership of Hosts file, i.e. RagingCain owns the file, this supersedes the UAC restrictions and most other internal security restrictions. I added the ability to Take Ownership of the file, but only as Current User.

1.) Added some more Telemetry & Location Service options.
2.) Added some better error handling. Will continue to fix bugs as released.
3.) Added a better status/section.
4.) Added the ability to Take Ownership of Hosts file and DiagTrack ETL log.
5.) Per user feedback, I have simplified the Update notification.



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The latest 3587 version does not work for me. Its not responding... Where can I get previous 3586 version? It worked great for me.
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You can try this version:
http://www.bytemedev.com/wolf-v0-3587b-x86-x64-released/

Partial release.
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This one loads further, but I get another error:


I press OK and WOLF loads further, but I am afraid to even use it.


Another suggestion: In the Main tab, the tab that loads when you launch WOLF, it would be good if there was an entry for OS version. For example, original Windows 10 version (RTM) was 10240 and then MS released 1511-10586 update, replacing version 10240. I just noticed you have that option in OS tab, but I think it should be duplicated and placed into Main tab.
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