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Hello. Scans from malwarebytes reveal 2 threats. Both named " hku\s-1-5-21 " followed by a string of numbers. The first one ends with "display name " and it is a registry value and the other one ends in a "B" and its a registry key. Also both reference Microsoft internet explorer in their names. From what ive read those are malicious items but i cant fine a way online to delete them. Any help or feedback would be appreciated! (Ill provide pictures of the full names bellow)

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Greetings,

You should be able to click Quarantine at the end of the scan to have Malwarebytes remove them.  They appear to belong to some sort of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) search provider, likely some sort of adware which redirects your search results to sites that they promote for profit.  If Malwarebytes is unable to quarantine the items or if they return, please follow the instructions in this topic, skipping any steps you are unable to complete, then create a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and a malware removal specialist will guide you in checking and cleaning your system of any threats.

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Quarantine means that encrypted and disabled/harmless backups of the items are stored in Malwarebytes' quarantine where they can do no harm to your system.  This is done in case an item turns out to be a false positive and needs to be restored.  You can leave them in quarantine indefinitely if you wish, or once sufficient time has past that you are confident that the items will never need to be restored, you may delete them.  Since they are harmless and take up very little space (registry entries are very small since they are basically just short strings of text), I would advise just leaving them in quarantine.

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