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[Hijack.Regedit] flagged for registry keys DisableRegEdit (HKCU+HKLM)


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#1 BGV

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

A coworker asked me to look at her laptop (Gateway Viper-SR,Vista Business SP 2) to fix a Citrix-related problem and I ran a full system scan in Safe Mode using MBAM 1.75.0.1300 for standard maintenance. It pulled up 2 entries in the Registry Values Detected section of the log:

 

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System | DisableRegEdit (HiJack.Regedit)

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System | DisableRegEdit (HiJack.Regedit)

 

There were no other infections or problems detected elsewhere in the system. Her system is not slow or exhibiting any other issues that may indicate an active infection but I don't want to send the machine home until I am reasonably sure there is not a lurking rootkit,etc.

 

Is this just a false positive or a signal to do more extensive testing?



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

I typically see this output from MBAM due to a GPO being in place. Do you know if your organization would have a "prevent registry editing tools" policy in place?



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

It is actually a laptop a coworker brought from home so it is not part of  our company domain. It may have previously been part of another domain (school most likely)  that restricted access to the registry but she uses it as a standalone workstation for personal use now.

 

Is it safe to say that this is just an artifact in the registry which can be removed without complication or is MBAM seeing the tip of an unwieldy iceberg that needs further attention?






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