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MalwareBytes picked up some files when scanning. Some of them were PUP registry keys. I've heard that you shouldn't touch registry keys as that can potentially be dangerous. I've put them all in the quarantine. But I would just like to confirm: is it safe to delete these registry keys?

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Depends what they are......

PUP are usually crapware that comes bundled with freware downloads

when you quarantine you have the option to restore them if something went wrong.....if you delete you have no options left

Clean, Quarantine, or Delete?

http://antivirus.about.com/b/2007/03/11/clean-quarantine-or-delete.htm

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

www.malwarebytes.org

 

Scan Date: 2014-05-30

Scan Time: 4:10:23 PM

Logfile: 

Administrator: Yes

 

Version: 2.00.2.1012

Malware Database: v2014.05.30.09

Rootkit Database: v2014.05.21.01

License: Trial

Malware Protection: Enabled

Malicious Website Protection: Enabled

Self-protection: Disabled

 

OS: Windows 8

CPU: x64

File System: NTFS

User: Kevin

 

Scan Type: Threat Scan

Result: Completed

Objects Scanned: 266229

Time Elapsed: 11 min, 50 sec

 

Memory: Enabled

Startup: Enabled

Filesystem: Enabled

Archives: Enabled

Rootkits: Disabled

Heuristics: Enabled

PUP: Enabled

PUM: Enabled

 

Processes: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Modules: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Registry Keys: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Registry Values: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Registry Data: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Folders: 7

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\GC, Quarantined, [e1b03e19c8b33006a3b23d50a35f3ec2], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\CIKKKFOOOMPGEFBCJLGDJEJFDKNKHEAJ, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\CIKKKFOOOMPGEFBCJLGDJEJFDKNKHEAJ\1.0_0, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\GPIIFGMGNFDIBLGPAEPBMFDKCHEICGOF, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\GPIIFGMGNFDIBLGPAEPBMFDKCHEICGOF\1.0_0, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\GPIIFGMGNFDIBLGPAEPBMFDKCHEICGOF\1.0_0\css, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\GPIIFGMGNFDIBLGPAEPBMFDKCHEICGOF\1.0_0\Img, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

 

Files: 28

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\GC\DomainErrorHelper_1.0_0.crx, Quarantined, [e1b03e19c8b33006a3b23d50a35f3ec2], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\GC\nta_1.0_0.crx, Quarantined, [e1b03e19c8b33006a3b23d50a35f3ec2], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\GC\saamazon_1.0.crx, Quarantined, [e1b03e19c8b33006a3b23d50a35f3ec2], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\GC\saebay_1.1.crx, Quarantined, [e1b03e19c8b33006a3b23d50a35f3ec2], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\background.html, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\background.js, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\config.json, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\deh-128.png, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\deh-19.png, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\deh-48.png, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cikkkfooompgefbcjlgdjejfdknkheaj\1.0_0\util.js, Quarantined, [167be0770f6c9d9987d0b3da5da5bb45], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\background.html, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\background.js, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\config.json, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\empty-favicon.ico, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\jquery.js, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\newtab.html, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\newtab.js, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\nta-128.png, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\nta-48.png, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\redirect.html, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\redirect.js, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\util.js, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\css\newtab.css, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\Img\no_thumb.png, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

PUP.Optional.Spigot.A, C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gpiifgmgnfdiblgpaepbmfdkcheicgof\1.0_0\Img\search-icon.png, Quarantined, [b5dc65f2e992ed495dfb7c11c04209f7], 

 

Physical Sectors: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

 

(end)

 

That is the scan log, if it helps.

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These were all PUP.Optional.Spigot.A detections and I see you did in fact Quarantined them all.

 

You can leave them in the Quarantined section for a week or so, as they can no longer harm your computer, and if your computer has not suffered any ill effects after there removal, then you can empty them out of the Quarantined section.

 

I assume your subsequent scans have come back clean?

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