Windows 10: Malwarebytes does not detect change in hosts file Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1

    Malwarebytes does not detect change in hosts file


    I made a change in my hosts file myself, in order to block Google ads.
    Windows Defender immediately gave a warning.
    A scan with Malwarebytes free did not give any notice.
    Remarkable.
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  2. Posts : 5,582
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2016 #2

    That's because it detects malware but not attempts to deprive internet publishers of their income.
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  3. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       29 Jul 2016 #3

    Hi:

    Yes, MBAM is a specialized anti-malware tool designed to protect against certain types of (non-viral) zero-hour and zero-day malware, such as trojans and rootkits.
    It is NOT an anti-virus and is not designed to replace an anti-virus or a firewall.
    The Premium version is designed to run alongside a robust anti-virus to provide complementary protection against threats often missed by the anti-virus programs.
    Hosts files modifications would be something better covered by your antivirus.


    Hope this helps,
    MM
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  4.    29 Jul 2016 #4

    z3r010 said: View Post
    That's because it detects malware but not attempts to deprive internet publishers of their income.
    I donot have problems with ads, if clearly discernible.
    I do have problems, when ads and their links are embedded in the main text and are hardly discernible from the bodytext.
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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #5

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Hi:
    Yes, MBAM is a specialized anti-malware tool designed to protect against certain types of (non-viral) zero-hour and zero-day malware, such as trojans and rootkits.
    It is NOT an anti-virus and is not designed to replace an anti-virus or a firewall.
    Thanks for this reaction. I did not realise this.
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