unknown Registry-key, is it malware?

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  1. Chato

    Chato Registered Member

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    By a coincidence I found an unknown Registry-key.
    HKey_Local_Machine\Software\micrsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\advanced.
    (Yes, it is micrsoft and not microsoft)
    I googled, but could not find anything relevant about this key.
    My first thought was that the machine is infected, so I scanned it with several AV's, but found nothing.
    After a registry-backup I deleted the key and after a reboot everything works fine.
    But I'm still a little bit anxious about this. Could it be a 'left-over' from some malware?
    Does anybody know this registry-key?

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micrsoft]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micrsoft\Windows]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micrsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micrsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micrsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Hidden"=dword:00000001
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    "SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
    "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001
    
    Thanks in advance,

    Chato
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2007
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Re: unknows Registry-key, is it malware?

    I've seen that before, but I can't recall it right now.
    I don't think it's related to malware :)
     
  3. Aerowinder

    Aerowinder Registered Member

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    Nothing wrong with those keys. They are related to Windows Explorer view options, as seen in Tools > Folder Options > View.
     
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