Whether or not to delete Malwarebytes objects found

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On Sunday I received the Green Dot MoneyPak malware on my home computer. McAfee was up and running but MoneyPak got through anyway. Screen was frozen, couldnt do anything. Through google on another computer saw it was Malware and one suggestion which worked was to go to SafeMode with cmd prompt and do a restore to a previous day. I had a saved point of the 13th of Dec, the Malware cropped up on 15 Dec. The restore worked. Full McAfee scan revealed nothing. I downloaded free version of Malwarebytes and it found 6 objects, of which only two were checked. On reboot they were gone (quaranteened?) Subsequent Malwarebyte scans show the following 4 objects and my question is why aren't there check marks on the entries? Should I quaranteen them as well?

Here they are:

Vendor Category Item

PUP.MyWebSearch Folder C:\Program Files {x86}\FunWebProducts

PUP.MyWebSearch Registry Key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1D4DB7D2-6EC9....and on and on

PUP.MyWebSearch Registry Key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Preapproved\{1D4DB7D2-6EC9....and on

and on

PUP.FunWebProducts File C:\Users\Home\Local Settings|Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NU313EC2\


Only fallout from the ordeal right now is that my home webpage of will not load up when launching my Internet Explorer 9. Everything else loads up ok, facebook, drudge, etc. But Yahoo gives me "OOPS - Internet Explorer could not connect to Try reloading Suggestion - Access a cached copy of

I can however, go to and log in successfully. I use Windows 7, Internet options/tools shows as home page - but just wont load up when launching internet explorer. Is there a block list somewhere I can check? Any thoughts on the malware above and why I cant launch yahoo. Thanks so much // Mark

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Hello and welcome, mharski: :)

PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program. These are legal software (toolbars, etc) that you may have intentionally installed on your system. That's why MBAM detects them but does not automatically flag them for quarantine, as they are not malware per se. If you want to remove these items, then you just need to manually select them (place a check mark next to them) for MBAM to remove them.

Having said that, if you are or recently have been infected with other, malicious malware, such as Green Dot MoneyPak, then it might be a good idea to have one of the malware experts guide you through checking your system and cleaning it of infection remnants.

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with cleaning your system.

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Hi - thank you for the response. Further to my original post, when I got home today from work I ran the Malwarebytes scan while in safe mode. When finished

it had detected the same 4 objects I reported previously. I restarted the computer and surprisingly, now yahoo home page comes up like normal again.

Not sure of the correlation with the scan while in safe mode, if any, but will better review your comments and decide whats the best course of action for me.

Again, tks for the quick response. Best regards // Mark

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