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registry key changed

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by wx1, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. wx1

    wx1 Thread Starter

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    I lost some icons in my notification window and in looking for answers found myself looking at my registry - 'HKLM SMCV Run' - and realized I had a new 'Run' key named 'Run-'; which had all my old settings in it (ergo my icons).

    Now, I download and test a lot of software and sometimes get hit with ad/spyware(like what happened to me about a week ago) ... but, I've never seen a registry key get renamed (with intent, I believe, to stop my McAfee from running).

    Has anyone here seen it before?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    yes very common with a lot of the latest malware


    go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self extracter. double click on the file and it will self extract to C:\program files\hijackthis.
    Go to that folder then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe
    Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
    Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
    so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
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