Error On Starting Flywheel


I get this popup error when I start the app.

I just click OK and and then the app just lauches but I cant seem to access my site. Admin or the site. I get this error

Hi @WealthPro,

Can you please provide your local-by-flywheel.log file? Please see
"How do I retrieve Local’s log file?" for instructions on how to do so.

Are you running any type of security software such as anti-virus, internet security, or anti-malware that you can think of?

Also, can you please try the instructions in this FAQ? Help! I'm running into an EPERM error with the hosts file on Windows

Sorry for the trouble!

Hi Clay

I have attached the log file.

I have managed to get it working by turning off the scanning of the host
file inside Bitdefender internet security.

I have to restart my pc every time I make changes to the host file. a bit
annoying that is

I have also tried changing my host file permissions shown here

but my host file was already unchecked

There must be another solution


local-by-flywheel.log (134 KB)

Hi Faruk,

Just to clarify, even after turning off the hosts file scanning with Bitdefender you still have to restart your computer every time Local updates the hosts file?

yes thats correct