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We have a modified hosts file on each of the computers here at work. This way we can have multi servers, in multi locations that can all be used by everyone for email & our finance program.However, there is one user who the hosts file keeps disappearing. Over the last 2 days it has disappeared 3 times (at least).The user has ran the symantec corp antivirus (at least a couple of times). All risks found have been quarentined and deleted, ran again and nothing found. Also ran Malwarebytes, which was clean. And ran ComboFix.At this point the hosts file has been fixed after running ComboFix.

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192.168.1. 15 << A client machine << Internal DNS with forwarder to OpenDNS ( & + a laptop that's not on the internal network at all.
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From the laptop, I can both browse to, and I can ping it in Xterm.

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The hosts file is supposed to supercede any other information from anywhere, so it out to not be a problem for the router either. Yet, it obviously is.
I have tried to disable the internal DNS server as well as OpenDNS and just run the ISP's DNS servers, but no change - I still get that blue DNS error screen from the CIsco router.
Above IP's & hosts are fictitious.
The hosts file doesn't get blocked in a sense, but what happens is that if you have "Content Filtering" checked - even without any rules - the router can not verify that is in fact in this case, since it doesn't exist in the public DNS system.
So, I unchecked Content Filtering and now it works as it should.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:UsersJohn>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : John-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :


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