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"Hijack.displayproperties" F/P?? Help!

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Hey guys, I recently purchased this computer, and I just reformatted with OS Windows Vista Premium 64bit.

After installing my drivers and running windows updates, then installing Avast Anti Virus and Comodo Firewall, I installed and scanned with MBAM and the following came up:

Heres the developers log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41

Database version: 2853

Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

9/23/2009 8:22:46 PM

hijack.displayproperties.mbam-log-2009-09-23 (20-22-28)

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)

Objects scanned: 172847

Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 6 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 1

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:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken. [5138494534363830417475666876153774848177669049838081708385747084130141443858644

54836344564463436414247386152483953563451386146746883808480718561567479698088846

1

36868383707985557083847480796149807774687470846138898177808370839347803468857487

7

037708476858081367366797270843018130117]

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Is this something I should be worried about?

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Greetings HH89 :) .

This isn't exactly an FP, but it isn't actually malware either. MBAM detects this because in XP, the original OS that MBAM was created for, the default setting is the opposite of what it is on Vista, so on Vista x64 it gets detected. You can safely have MBAM Ignore the detection and it won't show up in your future scans. If you feel like having the full rundown on the situation and have some free time to kill you can have a look at this topic on the subject, but be warned, it's a novel.

If you need anything else just post :) .

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Greetings HH89 :) .

This isn't exactly an FP, but it isn't actually malware either. MBAM detects this because in XP, the original OS that MBAM was created for, the default setting is the opposite of what it is on Vista, so on Vista x64 it gets detected. You can safely have MBAM Ignore the detection and it won't show up in your future scans. If you feel like having the full rundown on the situation and have some free time to kill you can have a look at this topic on the subject, but be warned, it's a novel.

If you need anything else just post :) .

Oh alright, thanks for the reply Exile.

Would it be harmful if I just quarantined, then deleted it (what exactly would happen if I did delete it?)? Or is setting MBAM to ignore the detection the best thing to do?

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Honestly, since it's the default I'd recommend having MBAM ignore it in this case, only because I've seen a few users report having problems after allowing MBAM to quarantine it, although I must admit that those reports were rare.

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Honestly, since it's the default I'd recommend having MBAM ignore it in this case, only because I've seen a few users report having problems after allowing MBAM to quarantine it, although I must admit that those reports were rare.

Ohh alright, in that case i'll just go ahead and set MBAM to ignore it. Thanks once again Exile!

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