Registry scan?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Tom98, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. Tom98

    Tom98 Registered Member

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    Does PrevX scan the Windows registry? I just ran a scan using Malwarebytes, and it found the following adware keys in my Registry:

    Registry Keys Infected:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook.1 (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    PrevX did not detect these. Not sure if it's supposed to.
     
  2. jmonge

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    you can always fully scan your system but it takes longer:)
     
  3. Tom98

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    The Malwarebytes scan was its "quick scan", but I'd have to do a full PrevX scan to find the same thing?
     
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    i am not sure but i saw same as you yesterday after testing:D so i did remove some leftovers with mbam too
     
  5. PC__Gamer

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    malwarebytes has been known to detect useless FP's in the registry, especially in my experience anyway.

    send a scan log to prevx and let them look into it, id be very VERY surprised if this is a geniune threat.
     
  6. jmonge

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    they are leftovers maybe:D i remove them by hand:D
     
  7. PC__Gamer

    PC__Gamer Registered Member

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    nah, id doubt they are even that.

    ive had MBAM detect such threats before in registry on a freshly formatted install.
     
  8. jmonge

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    in that case you can call a false positive:D
     
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    As said by PC__Gamer, Prevx doesn't look for garbage threats like these entries. They do not in any way affect system performance or contain any malware of their own. Prevx will look for any registry entry which points to malware, not just left over registry entries.

    We have a firm stance against FUD and detecting cookies or left over registry entries just results in a bombardment of FUD to the end user and no real added benefit to their security.
     
  10. jmonge

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    agree with joe plus those left overs can be easilly deleted manually;)
     
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