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I'm knew and this is my first post. I had 3 items detected but after removing them I thought I better check to see if I did the right thing.

The items removed:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38

Database version: 2403

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

7/10/2009 1:09:43 PM

mbam-log-2009-07-10 (13-09-43).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)

Objects scanned: 191573

Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 2 minute(s), 3 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 1

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 2

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

I apologize if this is in the wrong place.

Thanks for any help.

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Hi and welcome to the forums.

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...c=12624&hl=

You can add them to ignore your next scan.

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Thanks for the welcome and your reply. Please excuse my ignorance in this matter. I read thru the posts in the link you provided and don't understand it. Should I ignore those items listed or remove them?

Thanks

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TeMerc Posted Today, 07:16 PM

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...c=12624&hl=

You can add them to ignore your next scan.

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Thanks for the welcome and your reply. Please excuse my ignorance in this matter. I read thru the posts in the link you provided and don't understand it. Should I ignore those items listed or remove them?

Thanks

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TeMerc Posted Today, 07:16 PM

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Those findings are not actually false\positives or actual infections but rather settings which you have made and in some cases, malware also makes. So we scan those sections of the drive for changes which differ from default settings

Please see the link below for an explanation:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...c=12624&hl=

You can add them to ignore your next scan.

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You add them to the ignore list feature
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