Malwarebytes says “yes” but are they bad files?

  Triprajul 20:19 21 Nov 2010


Recently, I downloaded and ran a complete scan with Malwarebytes. The results were, it stated, that ny computer was inflected with three instances of malicious software as described below:

Category: Registry Data

Vendor: Disabled.Security… (sorry, I couldn’t read the complete name of the “vendor”)

Item: My Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center

Even though there are three instances, they seem to be identical in nature. Malwarebytes recommends the removal of these files but I am not sure what to do. Frankly, I am very paranoia about deleting anything with the word "Registry" attached to it. I have had crashes in the past and I want to avoid any unnecessary changes that might put my computer at risk. BTW, I use Symantec Endpoint Protection as my anti-virus program but it was installed by someone else. I also use Windows XP (SP2) but it may not be an original copy (again installed by someone else).

Any advice given in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:15 21 Nov 2010

You should only have:


Any thing else should be deleted

Malwarebytes will backup the registry anyway so you can restore it back if something doesn't work.

  birdface 08:31 22 Nov 2010

I used to get this problem when using XP but that was a few years ago.
Malwarebytes always came up with the same 3 things every time I ran it.
Just in case it is the same problem as I had let Malwarebytes remove or quarantine them then go to Windows Update and see if it comes up with Active X update for your Microsoft security programs.

  daxian 12:28 22 Nov 2010

hi triprajul...
these are related to windows security center...
and you will find them if you disable the security checks in security center .
if you did not disable these checks then it is possible that malware has ...which is why malwarebytes reports them .
if you remove them ,you will find security center starts to report again.

  birdface 13:01 22 Nov 2010

Will go with daxian that was the exact problem I had.
It took me a while to figure it out but it was as daxian said.

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