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#1 manmanx

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

Hi , this is my first post and unfortunately I'm not very technical, but good at following instructions :lol:

Due to unwanted ads appearing I downloaded and ran "spy bot DC" earlier today (this removed 51 threat items).
I then read about mwb and someone who used spy bot suggested it was better, so decided to run the free version, and it found 181 items, all classed as pups (I think).
I have since tried to find how to search on each item to see if it is a good or bad pup, but google mostly doesn't recognise search or some very technical info appears :wacko:.
Basically I'm not keen just to remove them unless I damage the main register, and would appreciate any advise on how to identify the various items listed in the scan log?
Any help would be greatly appreciated (I have included a sample of the current log below)

Thanx in advance :)

Memory Processes Detected: 4
C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalRecipeSearch_14\bar\1.bin\14brmon.exe (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> 4128 -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\HeadlineAlley_29\bar\1.bin\29brmon.exe (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> 4140 -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\FilmFanatic\bar\1.bin\pabrmon.exe (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> 4948 -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\RecipeHub_2j\bar\1.bin\2jbrmon.exe (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> 4984 -> No action taken.

Memory Modules Detected: 4
C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalRecipeSearch_14\bar\1.bin\14brstub.dll (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\HeadlineAlley_29\bar\1.bin\29brstub.dll (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\FilmFanatic\bar\1.bin\pabrstub.dll (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files (x86)\RecipeHub_2j\bar\1.bin\2jbrstub.dll (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

Registry Keys Detected: 159
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FilmFanaticService (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HeadlineAlley_29Service (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RecipeHub_2jService (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TotalRecipeSearch_14Service (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.
HKCR\CLSID\{06e3475c-5521-4de8-bb12-50720f21631c} (PUP.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

MyWebSearch is safe to remove, but if you want to make sure all the infections are gone and there is nothing lurking in the background that is not being detected, its best to have the experts take a look under the hood, please follow the instructions below....

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