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.
::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.
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