Protect HOST file

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by zloyDi, May 7, 2011.

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  1. zloyDi

    zloyDi Registered Member

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    Does the version 5 of nod32 protects file HOST from the changes?

    Thank you.

    o_O
     
  2. IcePanther

    IcePanther Registered Member

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    Hi,

    At first I thought that the HIPS could prevent this, by creating a rule for all applications to ask or block writing to the HOSTS file. However, it seems that the file protection only works for executable images ("modify image" option was the most approaching one), there's no "file modified" trigger; and the "modify image" one didn't work.

    So, I guess the answer would be no, or not yet.
     
  3. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

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    Why don't you set the HOST file as "read only" ?
     
  4. zloyDi

    zloyDi Registered Member

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    I can do this, but most other users can't.

    :)
     
  5. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Your feature request has been logged in and is under consideration for a subsequent release of the software.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  6. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    If you have UAC on isn't it already protected? Malware would need to elevate to use it.
     
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