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Windows 7: What the fffff!

04 Jan 2011   #1
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
What the fffff!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ffffffff

Can anyone tell me what the above refers to, as some searches seem to reckon it is virus related?

If I do need to remove it, are there any other keys that need to go too? Instructions how will be appreciated.


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04 Jan 2011   #2
lorddenis

 

Can you fill out your system specs ?
Provide more info ? What does this eror do ?
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04 Jan 2011   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you run a thorough AntiVirus check with your AV prog? Does it turn up anything?

Have you looked inside that key to find any clues as to what it is related to?

I never recommend deleting registry items without knowing what they are related to and whether they are part of a useful process or program.
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

From what I found on the net you have a bug.
Download the Free version of Malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Install. Open and then run the updater. Then do a Full Scan.
If prompted to delete a bug do so.
When finished running a Notepad log file will be made. Save to desktop or a convenient location and up load the file in your post.
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Mike
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04 Jan 2011   #5
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

@all responders

What else is needed about my system specs, that could be relevant? It is not yet an error: it's a registry entry that looks odd.

Ran Avira Antivir last night and this evening and nothing found.

However M'bytes found FakeMS see log, but fffff has been on cptr before, whilst FakeMS has never come to notice of M'bytes to my recollection. So coincidence?


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04 Jan 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just leave it be. It isn't going to harm anything by having it.
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04 Jan 2011   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You have a Trojan the Fake MS but it appears you didn't remove it.

Re run Malwarebytes and remove it then you should be good.
Unless you already removed.
Log says no action taken.
Mike

As far as the ffff I found the same as you it is either a virus or it isn't. Malwarebytes was the suggested remover. So evidently it is just a registry write not the virus.
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05 Jan 2011   #8
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Will do removal today. Took me ages to post last night with umpteen interrrpuptions and trips out and sleep beckoned.
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05 Jan 2011   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rundwald View Post
What else is needed about my system specs, that could be relevant?
Click on your "User CP" at the top of this Forum and in the left hand pane you will see "Edit System Specs" Click this and fill in the details. If you don't know all the details download something like Belarc Advisor that will scan your PC and give very full details of all your hardware.
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05 Jan 2011   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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