Going on a little hunt for new stuffage whilst the test machines image was restored, I stumbled upon a thread on the Avira forums, referencing hpHosts, nothing wrong there.
The post was alerting the Avira folk, to a SpyEraser variant at spyeraser-security.com (post references a different IP (22.214.171.124,AS44107 126.96.36.199/22 Prombuddetal LLC), but a lookup a few seconds ago, showed it residing at 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206.microlines.lv, AS2588 220.127.116.11/19 LATNETSERVISS-AS LATNET ISP).
Given we already know SpyEraser is a rogue, I was surprised to find the following response from a member of staff on the forums;
Hang on a second .... you've admitted it's a rogue, and the program itself will be detected, but because the installer displays an EULA, the installer isn't going to be detected? Am I the only one surprised by this?