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Vista Home Premium-32 bit/ 2GB RAM / Avast IS

I just ran a scan with Malwarebytes Free and it found two Hi-jacker items.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations\bak_application (Hijacker.Application)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations\Application (Hijacker.Application) -> Bad: (http://www.helpmeopen.com/?n=app&ext=%s) Good: (http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/%04x/xml/redir.asp?Ext=%s)

Then after I deleted these items I had to reboot. After reboot I had one of those messages in my taskbar about Windows not allowing a program to run and when I checked it out, the program was Malwarebytes.

Can someone help me with this?

Do I need to be concerned that these might have been on my system a couple of days ago when I went to my credit card account?

Thank you

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Allow the program to run, it just needs to finish the cleanup process....

It was finished running when I rebooted. It said removal was successful. But why did Malwarebytes end up as a program Windows didn't allow to run at reboot?

Also, do I need to be concerned about these Hi-jacker items? Some things I read when I Googled indicated that they may not be gone even tho security scans show they are.

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if you are concerned about any other malware you can have the experts take a look at your computer.....

Please read the following so that you can begin the cleaning process:

As we don't deal with malware removal in the General Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forum, you need to start a topic in the Malware Removal forum so a qualified helper can help you fix any malware related problems/infections you may have.

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