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    Exclamation UPDATE: What is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen / hosts file a malware?

    Hello guys,

    When I downloaded the new update today I made a scan and it showed me at the below hosts file which one is malware. Yesterday I turned off before I even made ​​a scan everything was normal. Today, suddenly was a virus. I have 3 PC's on the updates and scan done and it came out all the same. I suspect that it is a false positive message. I ask for enlightenment?

    ps.:I used Zone Alarm Extreme Secuirty! The log file is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen?
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    Lightbulb Re: What is hosts file a malware?

    I've done something clever. The problem also kaspersky today. It would probably be a false positive message. Kaspesky should respond as more sensitive. ZoneAlarm uses indeed the Kaspersky antivirus engine is also in the same problem there, and the same message.

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    Default Re: UPDATE: What is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen / hosts file a malware?

    ZoneAlarm believes this is a false positive created by a recent AV definition update.
    We are in touch with our AV vendor to resolve this issue ASAP.

    There are a few legitimate applications that do modify the host table such as Spybot S&D and AV is flagging it as an issue which it didn't do before a recent AV update today.

    Thats why we are reporting it to our AV vendor as a false positive. We have to wait to see what they respond with as a fix.


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    Default Re: UPDATE: What is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen / hosts file a malware?

    Update:

    The problem has been found and a new AV definition update will go out in 2 hours to fix the false positive issue.


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    Default Re: UPDATE: What is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen / hosts file a malware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forum-Moderator View Post
    Update:

    The problem has been found and a new AV definition update will go out in 2 hours to fix the false positive issue.


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    If I have deleted file (and removed from quarantine) as a result of the virus being "found" - will any damage have been done to my system.

    Please advise.

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    Thumbs up Re: UPDATE: What is Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen / hosts file a malware?

    Thx for fix this problem.

    bye

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