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windows 7 and hijackthis O15 warnings - they wont disappear

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#1 thedarkness


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

HijackThis, running as admin in win 7 Home, tells me

O15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'http' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet Zone (HKLM)
O15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'https' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet Zone (HKLM)


I have no other issues. They will not fix or delete, even in safe mode.  After a google, I find nothing except for one forum from a few years back suggesting to a user with the same problem to delete all registry entries within

HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\ProtocolDefaults.


Browsing my windows 7 registry, I have found that ProtocolDefaults does not exist within ZoneMap in this location.
Instead, I have found 'ProtocolDefault' entry in 3 other locations, in win 7 :-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\ProtocolDefaults

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\ProtocolDefaults

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\ProtocolDefaults


For the 3 above, http and https are set to 3, which the microsoft website states as being in the correct 'internet zone'.

So is hijackthis out of date and telling me incorrect info, that http is in the my computer zone simply because it cant find the ProtocolDefault values for HKEYCURRENTUSER, as it expects me to be using another version of windows which registry may differ, or am I actually missing these ProtocolDefault settings within HKEYCURRENTUSER? Thanks for any help.


ps nothing else within the hijackthis results is suspect, all are references to installed programs (eg unlocker,avast,O2microcard etc)

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