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SuperAntiSpyware has detected 41 security.hijack imagefile execution entries


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#1 Ulysees

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

IS THIS A 'FALSE POSITIVE' AND THEREFORE SAFE OR IS IT DANGEROUS?

 

Identified as a potentially unwanted program (pup) and rated threat level 5/10 by SuperAntiSpyware - who are still invesigating whether this is harmful - I have read internet postings which suggest that: 

 

the pup may have arisen from running AVG PC Tune Up - which I did indeed use before running a scan - and 

 

removing these entries caused problems with some computers. 

 

Last time I scanned my computer there were 27 entries, today the number has grown to 41. 

 

Free versions of AVG2013, Spybot 1.6.2 and Malwarebytes have not detected this as a pup. 

 

What is "security.hijack imagefile execution"? 

 

Has anyone found this on their computer? 

 

If so what action did you take, and were there any problems with your PC after removing it?


Edited by Ulysees, 17 March 2013 - 03:49 PM.


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#2 Ulysees

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

UPDATE: What a difference one week makes

 

When I ran SuperAntiSpyware today it did not identify any security.hijack entries, so I am guessing they have determined this is not a virus or malware and does not pose a risk.

 

IS THIS A 'FALSE POSITIVE' AND THEREFORE SAFE OR IS IT DANGEROUS?

 

Identified as a potentially unwanted program (pup) and rated threat level 5/10 by SuperAntiSpyware - who are still invesigating whether this is harmful - I have read internet postings which suggest that: 

 

the pup may have arisen from running AVG PC Tune Up - which I did indeed use before running a scan - and 

 

removing these entries caused problems with some computers. 

 

Last time I scanned my computer there were 27 entries, today the number has grown to 41. 

 

Free versions of AVG2013, Spybot 1.6.2 and Malwarebytes have not detected this as a pup. 

 

What is "security.hijack imagefile execution"? 

 

Has anyone found this on their computer? 

 

If so what action did you take, and were there any problems with your PC after removing it?


Edited by Ulysees, 23 March 2013 - 11:27 AM.





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