After repairing a computer infected with malware, a technician determines that the web browser fails to go to the proper address for some sites. Which of the
following should be checked?
Server host file
Local hosts file
The local hosts file is a text file that contains hostname-to-IP address mappings. By default, host to IP address mappings that are configured in the Hosts file
supersede the information in DNS. If there is an entry for a domain name in the Hosts file, then the server will not attempt to query DNS servers for that name.
Instead, the IP address that is configured in the Hosts file will be used. If the IP address corresponding to a name changes and the Hosts file is not updated, you
may be unable to connect to the host.