Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Threat Research & Response Blog

Browse by Tags

  • Blog Post: Can we believe our eyes? Another story…

    ​In Windows, the “hosts” file (located in “%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc” directory by default) is often used by malware authors when hijacking websites. The local Hosts file overrides the DNS resolution of a website URL to a particular IP address. Malware authors make changes...