Exclude an intentionally modified hosts file
Based on the settings of your hosts file that has been intentionally modified by the user will still trigger this detection. In such cases, you can exclude the hosts file from further scanning. To do so:
- Select the radio button I want to decide:
- Then select the option Exclude the spyware from scan from the drop-down menu
The hosts file will be excluded from subsequent scanning and appear in the product's Excluded Applications list.
The exclusion can be reversed by removing the file from the Excluded Applications list in the future, at your own discretion.
You may also refer to F-Secure Knowledge Base Article: How do I exclude a modified hosts file from scanning? for additional information on excluding files from scanning.
Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.