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Compromised Windows System (hosts file) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the hosts file to determine is the system is compromised
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote Windows host may be compromised.
The remote Windows host uses the file SYSTEM32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS to fix
the name resolution of some sites like localhost or internal systems.
Some viruses or spywares modify this file to prevent the antivirus or
any other security software that requires to be up to date to work
Nessus has found one or multiple suspicious entries in this file that
may prove the remote host is infected by a malicious program.
See also :
Install/Update the antivirus and remove the malicious software.
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
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