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Offline TCPconflicts

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Ad-Aware says possible virus and Avast says it's clean
« on: February 20, 2006, 12:13:47 PM »
Ad-Aware found this during my most recent scan of the registry

Windows Object Recognized!
    Type               : RegData
    Data               : regedit.exe %1
    TAC Rating         : 3
    Category           : Vulnerability
    Comment            : Possible virus infection, REG file extension compromised
    Rootkey            : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Object             : regfile\shell\open\command
    Value              :
    Data               : regedit.exe %1


I can't seem to find much other than viruses which compromise the regedit.exe command, and mine works.  My big problem is a monitor that goes blank with a loss of power for a second and then comes on again.   Can this be a virus?

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Re: Ad-Aware says possible virus and Avast says it's clean
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 12:27:45 PM »
I'm not sure what it's trying to say, but "regedit.exe %1" is the default value for .reg files...

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Re: Ad-Aware says possible virus and Avast says it's clean
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 06:14:32 PM »
 :)  Hi TCPconflicts :

     For a more detailed explanation as to what Ad-Aware has
     detected, I would encourage you to ask the Ad-Aware
     Experts on the forums at www.landzdown.com . I recall
     seeing "Windows Object(s)" in the logfile(s), but do NOT
     recall if they were "quarantined" by the "usual" process or
     if "special" instructions were needed .
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Re: Ad-Aware says possible virus and Avast says it's clean
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 07:13:12 PM »
I experienced this problem with scriptrap and adaware. Scriptrap reads all scripts and reg files before they are activated for security, Adaware didn't like it I did so I binned adaware, of course I could have told Adaware to ignore it.  I also have reg files open in notepad when activated so I can read it before it gets entered in my registry