The DNS (Domain Name System) servers are what your computer uses to figure out where to go on internet. www.whatever.com means absolutely nothing to your machine. It’s only with help of DNS servers that your computer can figure out what address that domain name correlates to.
There are several methods of hijacking DNS entries on your PC. The most common, and easiest way to do it is to add false entries into your computers HOSTS file. We’ll cover how to empty that out first:
The HOSTS file is located in a couple of different locations, depending on your Windows version. In Windows XP it is located at C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts (no extension). In Windows 98/ME it is at C:Windowshosts (also no extension).
Open it up with notepad. The contents of file should look like this:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should