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Help In Understanding Ad-watch Alarms

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#1 Westlake


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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:17 PM

looking for some help in understanding and interpreting the meaning of adwatch alarms.

I received the following as an example:

An Attempt to alter a protected object has been attected.

(attempt to delete a registry value)Root: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Value: MicrosoftAntiSpywreCleaner\gcASCleaner.exe"

Data: "C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\SpywareTools|MicrosoftAntiSpyware

New Data:

I have MS antispyware running and assume that this is an alert that is harmless.

is the protected object is Root: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Key:Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

attempting to be altered by MS Antispyware

thanks Mark

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#2 BanditFlyer


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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:33 PM

Personally, I would click on "accept". It looks like MS antispyware is trying to alter the registry to allow itself to run on startup. I think the key you mentioned, runonce is for items that start on boot.

There is no reason to quote every single post-~g

#3 BanditFlyer


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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:52 PM

But I like to quote every single post :thumbsup:

Point taken. I'll be more carefull with the editing from now on.

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