Inactive RegEdit Startup Approved and possible Unknown entries?

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Thread Starter
Jun 6, 2021
Hello people,

Since morning I have been looking through different Registery directories to remove one "Unknown Program " Running in my processes which I was successful at removing, During my search I came across this directory
and I have identified 2 Registery StartupApproved entries which I had no idea about.

Can you help me identify if there is a potential threat regarding these two entries?
I am more concerned about the LDNEWS entry but If possible I would also like to know the ServiceRun as well

Thank you in advance !


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Malware Specialist Coordinator
Aug 27, 2003
Before beginning the cleanup process, it's very important that you back up all of your important data such as documents, photos, music, emails, etc. to other media such as CDs or an external hard drive. An infected computer can be highly unstable and even a healthy one can crash and become unbootable at any time for a number of reasons so you should regularly back up anything that you wouldn't want to lose.

Also, many infections these days allow hackers to take control of your computer and obtain passwords and other sensitive information it may contain. With any infection, you should immediately change all passwords for logins, especially if you use your computer for banking and/or other types of financial transactions, but you must do so from a clean computer and not use the infected one for any such purposes.

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Malware Specialist
Nov 3, 2018

I'm reviewing your logs and will get back to you soon.


Malware Specialist
Nov 3, 2018
Due to lack of feedback, this topic has been marked Inactive. If you still need assistance, send me a Personal Message with a link to your topic. Everyone else, please begin a new topic.
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