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I think that this is a false positive. The registry value is '0'.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36

Database version: 2039

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

25/4/2009 13:44:11

mbam-log-2009-04-25 (13-43-03).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 86192

Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 35 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 1

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ForceClassicControlPanel (Hijack.ControlPanelStyle) -> No action taken. [3857535134304144385864454836344564463436414247386152483953563451386146746883808

48071856156747969808884613686838370798555708384748079614980777468747084613889817

7

8083708393398083687036776684847468368079858380774966797077]

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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This is a detection for when malware has disabled your ability to change control panel display mode .

If you have disabled your ability to change this setting please tell MBAM to ignore this policy restriction .

Malware locks you out from this change to restrict your access to control panel functions .

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm aware that Malware can do this sort of thing. However that is not the case here (my computer is clean and hasn't been infected). Although I haven't set this, or the other values in this key, I have used Tweak UI and this would have altered some registry settings. So - it's a bit of a mystery, but I'm happy that everything is OK.

I feel that the warning in the report is a bit OTT as it could worry people unnecessarily. The presence of the value does not mean that there has been a 'Hijack'. However, I suppose that it is no big deal if the value is deleted.

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