After upgrading to Windows 10 on my ASUS notebook, I faced some issues like the one with the touchpad.
ASUS Smart Gesture (Touchpad Driver) provides smoother and more intuitive touchpad experiences.
Using a remote proxy server which basically does the DNS requesting for you does prevent the HOSTS file from being considered. Your browser will route its request through your proxy server before your machine looks up an entry in Hosts.
: (If you are using a proxy server) [return to FAQ] In IE go to - Internet Options | Connections [tab] and choose your connection.
Why do I get an error trying to Save a webpage in Internet Explorer?
Why does Symantec detect a possible malicious entry in the HOSTS file?
Add: 127.0.0.1 click Ok, Ok Editors Note: these type changes should only be made on a "stand-alone" machine.