How do I exclude a modified hosts file from scanning?

A modified hosts file may trigger a detection (Redirected hosts file), even if you have intentionally modified the hosts file entry manually, or with a program that you use. The scanning engine in our security products are not able to tell if entries in the hosts file were modified on purpose, or by a malicious software.

To exclude the hosts file from scanning in the future:

  1. Go to the main user interface, then Tools.
  2. Select App and file control.
  3. With the Quarantined tab selected, select the hosts file (the detected file), then Allow.
  4. Select Yes. This restores the file from quarantine and excludes it from subsequent scanning.
The hosts file appears in the security product's Excluded Applications list.
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