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My windows 8 system, using firefox keeps opening web sites that I have not asked for, lots of pop ups.   I believe this is a host file issue, but can not find the correct host file to edit.   it is a 64 bit system.   Does your software address this issue and if not how do I remove this crap from my system?

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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes

To answer your question, the host file that you need to look for is located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

That being said, I do not think its only the host file causing your issue, I suggest you get an expert to help you.

Being that you are probably infected, feel free to follow the instructions below to receive free, one-on-one expert assistance in checking your system and clearing out any infections and correcting any damage done by the malware.

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

Thank you

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