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    Default Windows hosts file threat

    ZA has constantly detect the host file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) on Windows 7 64-bit as a malware threat. I have made an exclusion, but it continues. What setting(s) in ZA can I apply to have it disregard it as a threat?

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    Default Re: Windows hosts file threat

    Hi!

    this normally happens if you use third party blacklist of sites introduced into hosts.

    Depending on the tyoe of detection you will need to exclude it both in the on-access and on-demand scans.

    See here below how to exclude files/folder/detection from ZA:
    How to diagnose and/or report antivirus/antispyware false positives

    If you have still problems then you should:

    1. Specify the exact version of ZA used;
    2. The exact detection message (screenshot would be welcome)
    3. What you have done in detail to exclude hosts file in ZA.

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    Default Re: Windows hosts file threat

    Thank you, I'll look into those settings. I do have BlueCoat's K9 Web Protection installed.. and thought may be a conflict.

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