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Spybot Shows Registry Change. What To Do?


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#1 Ron in RI

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:15 AM

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Hi (first time here)

I just had to reformat my hard drive; have used Spybot before. Have Averatec notebook 4200 Series
Windows XP SP 2 (use dial-up modem, ISP att.net)

In restoring the hard drive, I got to the point where I could do a Search and Destroy scan. It came up with:

WINDOWS SECURITY CENTER.AntiVirusOverride (Registry change)

Settings:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusOverride!=dword.0


I am timid about REGISTRY stuff and I don't know whether this is good, bad, or indifferent.

Is this "bad"? Should I do something? Nothing? "Fix Selected Problem"?

All comments and suggestions will be very much appreciated. THANKS.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:37 AM

These detections really aren't all that significant, and don't really indicate any sort of problem. Please refer to the following link to a discussion about this same issue on the Spybot forums:

Spybot Discussion About Your Question

I would recommend following the advice given there.
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#3 Ron in RI

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:41 AM

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Maybe I can answer my own question posted above:

Before doing the Spybot scan I installed avast! AntiVirus, which was operating when the Spybot scan was done.

I am thinking that maybe the "Registry Change".....MicrosoftAntiVirus Override...simply designates that
this Registry change was made when avast! was installed.

In that case, the "problem" picked up by Search and Destroy (the problem being the Override) is simply a 'notification' that that Registry change has been made and that the Override notification is no longer needed.

If that's the case, would I go back to the Spyboy report and click on "Fix All Problems" to delete this Registry change???

Thanks.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:50 AM

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Thanks, Harry83. That's very helpful!! I understand it now and can move on from here....

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:54 AM

It simply means that a Windows Security Center notification has been disabled. This was disabled by Avast. I suggest just adding these to your list of exclusions from future scans. See this FAQ at Spybot:

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Hope that helps.



Glad I could help :thumbsup:

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