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IceCold Launcher 3.6.0 access to hosts file denied



So I had the old IceCold Launcher 3.5.8 and I had NO issues with it.

But when I downloaded the new laucher 3.6.0 I am now getting

the following error.

Unhandled exception has occured in your application. If you click

Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.

If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

Access to the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is


If I click Continue it just takes you back to the Launcher.

This machine is a Windows XP machine running SP 3

A screen shot of the error can be seen at


I also checked my hosts file and the properties on it and it is NOT set

read only or anything like that.

It never did this with the 3.5.8 launcher so why is it

doing this now with the 3.6.0 I never got this error before

it is something wrong with this launcher!

Then if I click on the details button I get the following information

See the end of this message for details on invoking

just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' is denied.

at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)

at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options)

at System.IO.StreamWriter.CreateFile(String path, Boolean append)

at System.IO.StreamWriter..ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding, Int32 bufferSize)

at System.IO.StreamWriter..ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding)

at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.WriteAllText(String file, String text, Boolean append, Encoding encoding)

at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.WriteAllText(String file, String text, Boolean append)

at IceColdLauncher.frmPlay.()

at IceColdLauncher.frmPlay.(Boolean , String )

at IceColdLauncher.frmPlay.(Object , EventArgs )

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at .OnClick(EventArgs )

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)

at .OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs )

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************


Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3634 (GDR.050727-3600)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version:

CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/World%20of%20Warcraft/IceColdLauncher.exe



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3634 (GDR.050727-3600)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3637 (GDR.050727-3600)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3639 (GDR.050727-3600)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/



Assembly Version:

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Deployment/


************** JIT Debugging **************

To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this

application or computer (machine.config) must have the

jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.

The application must also be compiled with debugging


For example:


<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />


When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception

will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer

rather than be handled by this dialog box.


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I had this issue before, try this, remove the launcher redownload it on the website. Put the launcher in wow Cata folder. Doubleclick on the launcher. Do "Remove patch" then it will ask for your permission. Grant your permission. Then it will restart. Then if it works it will show "Succes, the Ice Cold patches has been removed. Then just start playing and enjoy! :)

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