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    Default Anti-Beacon creating false positive in Malwarebytes


    Not sure if you guys are aware of this, but because Anti-Beacon modifies the "hosts" file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc many anti-malware programs flag the file for being hijacked. It doesn't specifically point back to spybot, but it does say you are infected with malware no matter how many times you scan and remove which can be worrying for some users. Attached is a screenshot of my hosts file hosts spybot.PNG

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    Default Anti-Beacon creates Trojan.Agent in C:\Windows\hosts

    New to this board. Hope I'm putting this comment in the right area. Anti-Beacon is creating a Hosts file in %windir% which is not the default location for the Hosts file. Malwarebytes finds Trojan.Agent in this file every fews days after quarantine of the Host file. I have to keep removing the file to quarantine. Any thoughts as to why this is happening? THANKS

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