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Even with elevated privileges you won't be allowed to save the edited HOSTS file back to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\.

When I want to edit my HOSTS file, I copy it to another folder where I have full control (such as my desktop) then give it a .txt extension. When I have edited it I remove the .txt extension, rename the original in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ to host.old, then copy my edited version back there.
I just did it with no issues.

Ran notepad with admin privileges, opened Hosts, edited it to add the # test at the end, saved.

Worked perfectly fine.

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ils

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Update, I've run two tests to try and fix the original problem: all browsers (in my WIN 11 system) are blocked when I enter the URL www.t-mobile.com. Both tests failed.
First, I have a duel boot system, the "D:" drive is my old WIN 10 system. I booted in WIN 10' , but again, all browsers are blocked when I enter the URL www.t-mobile.com.
Secondly, I disconnected the SSD "D" drive and a third HD. Same problem with WIN 11.
 

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OK, I went through all of the posts again where you replied. Once thing I did not see is if you tried a 'new' profile in any of those browsers.

1) Make sure you do not enable any kind of synchronizing with the new profile - don't log in to the browser profile, so it won't load any of your old addons / settings.

2) Do not alter any other settings either - this is for a test only, and you can easily delete the profile later after the test, so setting up privacy addons and configuring enhanced security settings is not required.

3) try loading the web site.

Obviously it either loads or does not.

If it loads, something about the way you have all three browsers configured is getting in the way.

If it does not load, then it is something on the computer itself, some app somewhere, that is causing the issue, because when in Safe Mode, it loads.

The purpose of this test is to help focus what we need to be looking for - an app on the computer, or configuration settings in your browser.

Also, I know someone asked at one point - but do you have proxy settings enabled for your computer at all? If so, turn those off and see if that allows this to go through. Also, just to verify, you're not using any sort of VPN, are you?
 

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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
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    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
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    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
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    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
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    Laptop
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
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    Defender + MB4

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Update, I've run two tests to try and fix the original problem: all browsers (in my WIN 11 system) are blocked when I enter the URL www.t-mobile.com. Both tests failed.
First, I have a duel boot system, the "D:" drive is my old WIN 10 system. I booted in WIN 10' , but again, all browsers are blocked when I enter the URL www.t-mobile.com.
Secondly, I disconnected the SSD "D" drive and a third HD. Same problem with WIN 11.
Is the PC a laptop? If so try it in another location with internet access.
 

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    windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    some kind of old ASUS MB
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    old AMD B95
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    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb

ils

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Is the PC a laptop? If so try it in another location with internet access.
It’s a PC, and a 2nd PC on the same router connects; 2 other PCs on the same network also work fine. (I’m out of town for a week, so I’m unable to run tests now).
 

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  • OS
    windows 11 home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8940
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    basic Dell
    Mouse
    basic Dell
    Internet Speed
    50-100 MBps
    Browser
    firefox, chrome, edge
    Antivirus
    malwarebytes
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