samzenpus from the try-it-like-this dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Windows 8 has been confirmed to not only ignore, but also modify the hosts file. As soon as a website that should be blocked is accessed, the corresponding entry in the hosts file is removed, even if the hosts file is read-only. The hosts file is a popular, cross-platform way of blocking access to certain domains, such as ad-serving websites."
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention,
with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla.
-- Mitch Ratcliffe