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#1 Nantucket1


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:39 AM

How do i remove the host.jack malwarw for my computer

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:52 AM

Welcome to BC..


Google wasn't any help in finding info on host.jack. Did one of your security programs identify this....if so which one?

Are you experiencing any known adware and malware issues such as excessive ads, popups, sloooowness, search misdirects, etc. ?


You can replace your host file if that is the problem.


Replace your current HOSTS file with a tweaked one, as the MVPS Host file, that restricts access to known bad sites improving your security.
It basically prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting the attempted connections to, which is the IP of your local computer.

To do it:

  • Download hosts.zip and save it to your desktop
  • Right click the file you just downloaded on your desktop and select => Extract to "hosts\"
  • In the hosts folder on your desktop, double click on mvps.bat file to run the program
  • A prompt will appear, press any key to continue

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