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#1 johnnyedee

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:34 PM

I use DrWeb Cureit and do a  scan every 2-3 weeks. As of late I get a questionable hit which it quarantines and deletes. I notice no difference in any programs, or does it get picked up by other anti virus program. PC appears to be operating as it should.

I get as a result after scan DFH:HOSTS.corrupted C:|WINDOWS\system 32\drivers\etc\hosts. I am currently running windows 10 latest version as of posting.

Not a virus problem, not sure whether to be concerned, or not. Any reply would be more than appreciated.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:39 PM

What other security products are you using?

Some products will add entries (modify) to the HOSTS file.
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 04:21 PM

thanks for response. can not to seem to find out much regarding this issue other than it seems to happen with frequency with DRWEB Cureit, and my Russian is worse than English translations. All information is really dated. Zero regarding windows 10.

As for what I have running, : windows defender, malwarebytes anti-virus, and malwarebytes anti-rootkit.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

The issue has been reported before.

Dr.Web CureIt! 8 on-demand virus scanner

Update: Note that the program may identify a modified hosts file as malicious even though it may have just been modified by the user of the system. Make sure to exclude it from the cleaning process.

The three programs you are using should not have made any modifications so you may want to ask at the Dr.Web forum.
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