Jump to content

Just wondering if this regestry key is bad

Recommended Posts

Hi i always update my malwarebytes but on this update i found out i got this Pup from firefox not sure if its bad or not harmful This is what it shows is there anything to worry about


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2013.12.28.04

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16476
User :: USER-PC [administrator]

28/12/2013 10:27:08 PM
mbam-log-2013-12-28 (22-27-08).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 446189
Time elapsed: 32 minute(s), 45 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 1
HKCU\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\EXTENSIONS|{B21F5E31-B8E8-41CD-B74C-168A71A10E49} (PUP.Optional.GreatArcadeHits.A) -> Data: C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\GreatArcadeHits\gahff.xpi -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)



Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes and yes.  :)  GreatArcadeHits is an adware program that may come bundled with some third party freeware or as part of an adware bundle.  


Also see this McAfee writeup


To make sure there are no traces left from this or possibly from other unwanted software or adware you may still want to create a new post in the Malware Removal Help forum, so that one of the analysts may come to your assistance.

Please make sure you read this first:

I'm infected - What do I do now?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi: :)


EDIT-- OOPS! Great minds think alike.  Sorry, @TonyKlein.
This pinned topic explains PUPs: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats, and should they be deleted?
It looks as if MBAM took care of it, but you can run another scan to be sure.

As far as deleting immediately from quarantine - if you are sure the quarantined item is not wanted or needed, yes, you can.

Quarantined items cannot harm your computer.

So, if there's any doubt, one can always leave the item in Quarantine for a few days to be sure the system is stable and working OK before clearing the Quarantine.
If you'd like a second opinion to help look for other possible adware/junkware/malware, you can get free help from one of the malware experts.
To do so, I would suggest that you please follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A malware analyst will guide you through the scanning and cleanup process.



Link to post
Share on other sites



daledoc1 is my pc safe or ?



As just another home user, I am neither authorized nor qualified to say for sure.


Best advice will be to follow @TonyKlein's expert recommendations.

As we both mentioned, if you are unsure, please head over to the malware removal section as explained in the link we both provided (we cannot run scans or perform malware removal in this section of the forum).





Link to post
Share on other sites



Yes, as @TonyKlein has pointed out, the experts will give you a hand to double-check your system.


I understand that you were given the "all clear" by kevinf80 for your last malware problem.

But that was nearly a month ago.

So, there may be changes to the system since then.


In order for the experts to better assist you, in the future it would be advisable to slow down a bit and try to follow the expert advice given.

For example, it was suggested here that you first read and follow the steps in this pinned topic: I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?

Providing the malware experts with requested information (specifically DDS logs) is a good way to help them to help you. :)


Also, by repeatedly "bumping" your topic in the malware removal section here, it may actually lead to inadvertent delay getting assistance.

The experts scan the board looking for posts with "0" replies.

If one adds a lot of replies before a helper picks up the thread, it looks as if you are already being helped.


So, I would respectfully suggest that you please slow down a bit and exercise a bit more patience waiting for help. :)

As @TonyKlein pointed out, the item detected was a leftover browser extension that was quarantined successfully.

There's no need to panic.


Thanks for your patience and understanding in helping us to help you, :)



Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.