Published Dec 05, 2007|Updated Sep 15, 2017

SettingsModifier:Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack

Alert level: Medium Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Trojan.Win32.Qhost (Kaspersky) Qhosts.apd (McAfee)

Windows Defender  detects and removes this unwanted software.

This program makes changes to the Hosts file on your PC. 

The Hosts file is used by your web browser to work out where to go. Malicious or unwanted software can change this file to stop you from going to certain websites, or to force you to go to other websites instead.

If you have changed the Hosts file yourself, you need to exclude it from detection by your antivirus software.

 

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