Malware may attempt to modify Windows system files in order to evade detection, inject itself into network connections, and reload itself after the Windows reboot process.
SpyHunter 5 offers a configurable "System Protection" feature, designed to notify you if a process or object on your system attempts to modify certain key Windows system files. To enable "System Protection," click on the "Settings" menu item in the SpyHunter 5 main window. In the "Settings" window that appears, click the "Network" tab. To activate "System Protection," select the "Activate System Protection" checkbox.
When "System Protection" is active, SpyHunter 5 will monitor certain key system files, such as win.ini and system.ini, for any attempted modifications. When SpyHunter 5 discovers a modification in a protected system file, it will alert you with a dialog window. The dialog will visually display what has been added to or removed from the specified file since SpyHunter 5 last checked it. Anything that was added will be highlighted in blue, and anything that was removed will be highlighted in red.
You can cancel the changes by clicking the "Restore" button, to have SpyHunter 5 restore the previous version of the file. If you intentionally modified the file (manually or through an application, such as an installer program), click the "Accept" button to allow the changes.