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Windows 7: What is hijack.startmenu?

24 Jul 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
What is hijack.startmenu?

Malwarebytes just detected "hijack.startmenu". I Googled it but all the Malwarebytes threads won't load. I think its a safe registry entry but cant be sure.

What do you think?

Should I add it to the "ignore" list?

What would happen if I deleted it through Malwarebytes?


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24 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have any other signs of infection? Did you disable any items from appearing in the start menu?
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24 Jul 2010   #3
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hallo RoloDman, it is generally a false positive and usually crops up during Heuristics scanning (in other words not defined malware just behaving like known malware). I have found it crops up on some operating systems and not others.
You could whitelist or just let mbam do its thing (mbam will just change the registry value back to zero.)
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24 Jul 2010   #4
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Do you have any other signs of infection? Did you disable any items from appearing in the start menu?
no other signs of infection, using MSE and Superantispyware.

Yes I have disabled some items from the startup of my computer.
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24 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Then add it to the ignore list. hijack.startmenu is the registry key used by windows for removing items from the start menu. MBAM detected it because some viruses use it to make it harder to perform certain task.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I actually used MBAM to delete it, I hope that was not a mistake
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24 Jul 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It might change your settings, but other than that you should be fine.
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24 Jul 2010   #8
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It might change your settings, but other than that you should be fine.
What do you mean by "change my settings"?
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24 Jul 2010   #9
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm not too worried about it. Problem solved
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24 Jul 2010   #10
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

I have run into it numerous times with Seven, Vista & XP & just let mbam do its thing and never suffered any ill effect

(mbam will have put it in quarantine well it has every time i have run into it, so if you have any problems you can just restore it,)
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