Closed Is this malware? Need advice please ... Tags: Security Apps Last response: September 24, 2011 8:21 PM in Applications Share lyphe September 10, 2011 2:03:38 PM Hi guys, Wondering if anyone can help me identify a couple of results from a recent scan ( using Malwarebytes ). I scanned my computer last night and the results showed the following two items this morning: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations\bak_Application HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations\application\http://www.helpmeopen.com/?n=app&ext=%s\http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/%04x/xml/redir.asp?E... I've quarantined the items, but I wanted to ask for advice before allowing malwarebytes to delete them for two reasons: 1) I'd like to know what these do in the event that they are malware 2) And I'd like to confirm that they are in fact malware since I'd hate to delete a good file by accident and cause system problems If anyone can shed any light on these guys, I'd be very grateful and thank you in advance. Phil More about : malware advice Best solution PhilFrisbie a b 8 Security September 13, 2011 10:06:08 PM Those are not files, those are Windows registry entries, but the second seems to open up a website that might be bad. lyphe September 24, 2011 2:49:25 PM Best answer selected by lyphe. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SR-71 Blackbird a b 8 Security September 24, 2011 8:21:30 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNEW UNDETECTABLE MALWARE ForumHow to prevent malware from running on your PC ForumMalware infection ForumHelp! Malware Problem ForumCan malware install itself through IE? ForumXP Pro system restore blocked by malware ForumComputer won't boot; factors: msconfig, system restore, malware doctor ForumSpyware and Malware ForumRecommended free malware software that runs in backgroud ForumWipe hard drive or do malware /virus removal? ForumHelp with a nasty malware please ForumAnti Malware Virus Please help. ForumAlnaddy malware ForumNo malware laptiop freezes and hans in niormal mode but is okay in safe mode ForumMalware changed my 32-bit to 64-bit ForumNeed some suggestions in removing some malware ForumProfessionally remove malware . Forumadware, spyware. malware , pop-ups. ForumWhat is the difference between Extended and normal version of a software? ForumNeed graphics software More resources Read discussions in other Applications categories Graphics Internet Applications Multimedia Office Security CAD Distributed Computing Drivers Enterprise Software Firmware Programming Photoshop Skype Wordpress !