DisallowRun policy, PUM.Hijack.DisplayProperties

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A virus on my computer is trying to prevent me from using Firefox, Chrome, and Safari by adding registry entries in HKCU\Software\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun. I can remove the bad registry entries with MalwareBytes, but they keep reappearing. I have to delete the entries every time I want to use Firefox.

The MalwareBytes scan also picks up Hijack.ControlPanel, PUM.Hijack.DislayProperties, and Hijack.Homepage.

Something is also trying to block MalwareBytes from running on startup.

I ran HJT and DDS, but GMER Rootkit scanner was still scanning after 2 hours so I put it out of its misery.


DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFSx86

Run by jenniferb at 15:58:05.53 on Wed 12/08/2010

Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22


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