"Homepage" - AdAware False Positive or Real Threat?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dazed_and_Confused, Jul 3, 2004.

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

    A week or so ago AdAware flagged the following item as a vunerability. The vendor is WINDOWS. Does anyone know if this is this a false positive? I've had it quarantined and have not seen any system problems.

    Object Type:RegData
    Location:Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel "Homepage" ()
    Last Activity:7/3/2004
    Risk LevelLow
    Description:No Detail Information Available.
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Hi Daisey!

    This hasn't come up in my Ad-aware. Did you try their forums?

  3. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

    No, but I will. I thought I would try my favorite, and the best forum, first! :D
  4. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    It has on mine, and it is on my ignore list. ;)

    It showed up after i checked off some settings in the IE Tweaks options in Spybot.

    IMHO, nothing to worry about.

  5. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

    Thanks a bunch, Snowy. :D I am using S&D too, and it's probably the same issue here. I guess I need to take it out of quarintine and put it on my ignore list.
  6. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    If u want to be sure Daisey, just look in your Spybot>Tools>IE Tweaks and see if u have Lock IE start page or Lock IE Control Panel checked.

    If u do, like me, this is what is causing it.

    U can test it by unchecking them and doing another scan with Ad-aware and that vulnerability shouldn't show up.

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