FAQ - General

My antivirus software is not allowing me to write to the hosts file

By default your antivirus software may disable writing to the hosts file.

Antivirus software - Alert

Most virus protection software will allow you to change this default setting.

Antivirus software - Alert

Your antivirus may also may restrict writing to certain files. You may encounter an error such as

[ERROR] Cannot open Windows EventLog; check privileges, or start server with --log_syslog=0

in you mysql log file. In this case, your antivirus is restricting write access to files with .log extensions.