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Spybot Registry Change Detected, do I fix?

by JMoney97 / August 17, 2006 10:05 PM PDT

Hi. I received, on a recent scan the following reg. change. Should I go into the registry and change the value; the key is listed as the following in Spybot, with the instruction to fix it: Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN\iexplore.exe!=W=1; when i navigate to the key in the registry (having made NO modifications, or instructing Spy Bot to fix as listed above)i only see the "iexplore.exe" in the key listed with a value/dword of "0." If I navigate to the folder underneath that key, in a folder called "settings," I see the following, and not the above: LOCALMACHINE_CD_UNLOCK. The value is CURRENTLY SET as "0" and NOT as what sb lists as the "current" setting as above. Not sure do I fix using SB, or do I modify to a value of 1 in the registry manually?

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Reply to: Spybot Registry Change Detected
by caktus / August 18, 2006 2:04 AM PDT

My Registry show the same. SB sometimes just shows harmless Registry or program changes appearantly just to advise the user of the change. Sometimes whem I have made a change to the Home page for example it advises me that it took place. If you are not experiencing any problems I'd just leave well enough alone.

To be absolutely certain what's going on you might try S&D's forum at http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?s=d4aab46a014ac783142557817e668764&f=4

Hope this is helpful.

Charlie

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thanks, I'll check it out
by JMoney97 / August 18, 2006 7:53 AM PDT

didn't find an exact match, so i'll keep looking...thank you Happy

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Some illuminating reading for you...
by Edward ODaniel / August 18, 2006 4:09 AM PDT

can be found here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/security/productinfo/XPSP2/securebrowsing/locallockdown.aspx

and here:
http://www.phdcc.com/xpsp2.htm

and here:
http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=8394

RE: If I navigate to the folder underneath that key, in a folder called "settings," I see the following, and not the above: LOCALMACHINE_CD_UNLOCK.

Why would you be concerned with that key as it is not mentioned in the Spybot message. That is kind of like your wofe telling you she left her keys in the ignition of her car and your going out and looking in your neighbor's ingnition to see if the keys are there -- a useless endeavor. Wink

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Thank you for your reply.
by JMoney97 / August 18, 2006 7:50 AM PDT

Thank you for your reply. I see your point (and enjoyed your humor:-) I was not concerned only in so far as should I be concerned with the entry found by spybot? Thanks
James

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