The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Zlob.HostsKill" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • malware

This malware deletes the entries in the hostsfile except for localhost. Normally the hosts file is empty but can have malicious hosts redirected to localhost to block access to them. Emptying the hosts file will enable access to formerly blocked malicious websites.
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.