F-Secure removed my manually edited hosts file, but cannot be restored from quarantine
After a restart I noticed many local websites not working anymore and soon found that my hosts file was emptied and looked like this:
# # Copyright (c) 2007 F-Secure Corporation # # This is a HOSTS file created during malware removal. # # Your original HOSTS file was infected and it was replaced # by this file containing only clean default entries. # The original HOSTS file may be restored from the product's # quarantine feature. # 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost
The text suggests I can restore my original hosts file, but the list in quarantine (as seen from the F-Secure dialog screen) is empty. Is there any other way to restore my original hosts file? It had around 100 or so custom entries and it looks like I have no backup copy anymore (stupid, I know, it's the result of a installing a new backup drive with a clean copy of my sys drive).
And more importantly: can I generally rely on F-Secure to create backups? And if they don't appear in the quarantine folder, where can I find them? I searched for a log file, but don't see any. I need to be able to trust this antivirus software to not ruin my system irrevocably.