Hijack.AutoConfigURL is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for hijackers that change the target’s proxy settings on a Windows system.
Hijack.HostFile is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for undesirable changes made in the Windows hosts file on the affected system. The Windows hosts file is the first step in the process to resolve DNS queries, so it can be used to hijack internet traffic to different IP addresses.
Users may be blocked from visiting certain sites or find themselves redirected to unwanted sites.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Hijack.HostFile without further user interaction.