Possibly needs to be written in VB script or C resulting in a Windows auto-executable and able to be embedded in an HTML page. Want the end product to be provided in multiple formats (.exe and html embedded)
Locates HOSTS file on Win 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista
Downloads modified HOSTS file from remote server
Overwrites old HOSTS file
Needs to be run as a "service" enabling it to query remote server for HOSTS file update on a regular basis (every three days or so).
Must have the ability to run notepad as "administrator" in Vista allowing modification permission.
Needs to auto-install and run invisibly (in the background).
Make sure it as unaffected as possible by Norton, Windows or other firewall and Internet security programs.
Specifics such as remote server (new HOSTS file location) and other details will be provided to winning programmer.
Thank you in advance for your time and efforts.