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Windows 7: Weird reg key. Any idea ?

20 Sep 2011   #1
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Weird reg key. Any idea maybe ?

http://www.pctechnology.gr/vbull/vb/...6&d=1311360421

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\アプリケーション ウィザードΕ生成さκたローカル アプリケーション]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\アプリケーション ウィザードΕ生成さκたローカル アプリケーション\Manual]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\アプリケーション ウィザードΕ生成さκたローカル アプリケーション\Manual\Settings]



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20 Sep 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

A foreign file name in Registry. - Microsoft Answers

I would start scanning. Try Malwarebytes as suggested in the link above, and maybe a few others.

Regards,
Golden
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20 Sep 2011   #3
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

malware comes ok. i suspect its something encoding - language related that went wrong during installation ? Some software named with local characters? Korean? Japanese? Russian? i cant even locate which application is it about
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20 Sep 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK - what did you scan with out of interest?. Did you install anything recently? What prompted you to locate this in the registry?

Regards,
Golden
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20 Sep 2011   #5
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

used malwarebytes. Its been months now i just made a sticky note to look into this. cant recall , probably caught my eye while i was in the registry for something else
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20 Sep 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

That pc you have attached shows the entries have to do with F4 patch that (google tells me) has to do with falcon 4. That sounds like a game. How are those entries bothering you?
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20 Sep 2011   #7
monographix

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

wow
1. how can you tell that ? (since F4Patch is separate entry above the "chinese" characters)
2. thats even more weird, i don't recall having ever installed Falcon 4 in this pc ...
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20 Sep 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monographix View Post
wow
1. how can you tell that ? (since F4Patch is separate entry above the "chinese" characters)
2. thats even more weird, i don't recall having ever installed Falcon 4 in this pc ...
No, my bad, its a different key. Well, just backup this offending key (right click, export), then delete it. If all goes well, delete the backup.
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20 Sep 2011   #9
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

As the key appears empty, it seems it would be OK to delete it, though I would be interested to see if it has any other implications i.e. I'd run CCleaner's Registry tool and jv16 PowerTool's Registry cleaner just to see if either of these report other errors related to this wierd entry.

I also have Comodo Programs Manager and would open that to see if it's listed as an installed program there, and if there is a date associated with it, because correlating a date to folders created on the same date could give more clues as to how it got onto your PC in the first place.

But then I'm a natural worrier, with plenty of time to do such investigations...
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