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I've ran adware cleaner twice, and it gave this error twice.


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#1 cristooo

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

Hi, 

 

I ran adware twice and it failed to delete this Key. 

 

I have no idea what it is, or whether it's malicious or what. 

 

But this is what the adware report gave: 

 

[-] Key Deleted :
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

 

Any advice would be great. Thanks for your time.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:24 PM

You can read about this key here and here.
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:11 PM

Hi quietman7,

 

Thanks for your time. If I'm to understand these links, this key is a "false positive" and nothing to worry about?? 

 

"This is a legitimate subkey that Internet Explorer uses to store user prefernces for each file type the user clicks to clear the "Always ask before opening this type of file" check box, therefore it will reappear."

 

Really everything's OK? That takes some stress out of my life. I'll make a small donation to Help Bleeping Computer when I get home from work. 



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:28 PM

So this KEY is not related to this Trojan? http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/threat-encyclopedia/malware/TROJ_BHO.BB



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:51 PM

That TrendMicro encyclopedia entry is over three years old.

satchfan, a member of out Malware Malware Response Team, researched this in the other topic and advised it was a legitimate subkey used by Internet Explorer. satchfan also provided a link to this Microsoft article which provides more information.

Apparently others users encountered it as well and reported to the developers of AdwCleaner at the Toolslib forum so the detection could be fixed in the next update.
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:11 AM

Thanks for your feedback everybody. 



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:26 AM

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