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Ad-Aware and regedit

By GameJunkie72792
Feb 8, 2007
  1. i just bought a windows vista home premium notebook, i ran ad-aware for th first time and got the normal results, a few tracking cookies, then i installed FL Studio 6 and added the key, which is a registry update, when i ran ad-aware again this is what i got:



    Ad-Aware SE Build 1.06r1
    Logfile Created on:Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:33:41 AM
    Created with Ad-Aware SE Personal, free for private use.
    Using definitions file:SE1R150 06.02.2007
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    References detected during the scan:
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    MRU List(TAC index:0):12 total references
    Windows(TAC index:3):1 total references
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    Ad-Aware SE Settings
    ===========================
    Set : Search for negligible risk entries
    Set : Safe mode (always request confirmation)
    Set : Scan active processes
    Set : Scan registry
    Set : Deep-scan registry
    Set : Scan my IE Favorites for banned URLs
    Set : Scan my Hosts file

    Extended Ad-Aware SE Settings
    ===========================
    Set : Unload recognized processes & modules during scan
    Set : Scan registry for all users instead of current user only
    Set : Always try to unload modules before deletion
    Set : During removal, unload Explorer and IE if necessary
    Set : Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
    Set : Delete quarantined objects after restoring
    Set : Include basic Ad-Aware settings in log file
    Set : Include additional Ad-Aware settings in log file
    Set : Include reference summary in log file
    Set : Include alternate data stream details in log file
    Set : Play sound at scan completion if scan locates critical objects


    2-8-2007 12:33:41 AM - Scan started. (Smart mode)




    Started registry scan
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    Windows Object Recognized!
    Type : RegData
    Data : "regedit.exe"
    TAC Rating : 3
    Category : Vulnerability
    Comment :
    Rootkey : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Object : regfile\shell\open\command
    Value :
    Data : "regedit.exe"

    Registry Scan result:
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    New critical objects: 1
    Objects found so far: 1


    Started deep registry scan
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    Deep registry scan result:
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    New critical objects: 0
    Objects found so far: 1


    Conditional scan result:
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    New critical objects: 0
    Objects found so far: 13

    12:34:45 AM Scan Complete

    Summary Of This Scan
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    Total scanning time:00:01:03.866
    Objects scanned:86289
    Objects identified:1
    Objects ignored:0
    New critical objects:1





    i of course edited it becase it was so long i just left the registry section...

    i thought maybe removing fl studio and the registry entries might work, but it didnt... could someone please help, i have no clue whats up when it comes to the registry...
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That looks like a false positive in my opinion.

    However, just in case, go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of GameJunkie72792 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    Sorry but the link didnt work :(
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Sorry, fixed now.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of GameJunkie72792 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    Okay here is the log, attached as requested...
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean. Therefore, I`m even more convinced that your Ad-Aware result is a false positive. Maybe due to Vista being so new?

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of GameJunkie72792 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  7. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    okay thank you ill ignore it then, it must be i just didnt get it on my first run of Ad Aware, so perhaps its always a problem in 2000 xp etc. but this being vista, it reads it different, i dont know how adaware works , i just know my hardware and java, lol thanks
     
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