How to allow a quarantined hosts file and exclude the file from scanning
This article only applies to you if you have modified a hosts file and the file gets quarantined.
A hosts file that has been modified may trigger a detection (Redirected hosts file) because the scanning engines in our security products identify that an entry has been modified, and this modification may be malicious.
If this happens and a hosts file ends up in quarantine, allow the file, then exclude it from future scans.
Note: Only do this if you are sure that you want to exclude the hosts file.
- In the main view, select Tools.
- Select App and file control.
- With the Quarantined tab selected, select the hosts file (the detected file) and select Allow.
- Select Yes. This restores the file from quarantine and excludes it from future scanning.
The hosts file appears in the security product's Excluded tab.