I use the Spybot feature that provides an updated Hosts file (with nefarious
sites pointing back to the localhost).
Windows Defender real time protection keeps notifying me that it has (or
wants to) change the Hosts file back to the original. In looking at
Defender's options, I only see one way to prevent this action, i.e. to enter
the path to the Hosts file into the "Do not scan these files or locations"
box. So, 2 questions:
1. Is that the best (only) way to prevent the Hosts rollback?
2. Wouldn't that put my system at risk for some malware to also change the