Short Bio

This is the generic detection for hijackers that alter the hosts file on the affected system. More information about the hosts file and reasons top change it can be found in our blogpost “Hosts file hijacks


Malwarebytes can remove the altered hosts file without further user assistance. If you were using a hosts file before the infection, you will have to restore it from backup.

Associated threats

  • Trojan.HostsHijack

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