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#1 Farrigo

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:53 PM

I got this brand new laptop and to avoid having it end up like my other -which got so overloaded by some virius that the hard drive and the motherboard were essentially murdered- I ran MBAM and came up with the following. Whatever it was was supposedly quarantined and succesfully removed. Anyone else seen this anywhere? or is it something new?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2106
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

5/10/2009 7:38:22 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-10 (19-38-22).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 60846
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 26 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


-apologies if this is in the wrong fourm but it is malware/virius related-

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#2 boopme

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

All this indicates is that the ability to make changes to active desktop is disabled and MBAM is attempting to enable it . If you don't want to see this again tell MBAM to ignore the scan result .
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