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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

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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.
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September 24, 2011 2:49:25 PM

Best answer selected by lyphe.
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September 24, 2011 8:21:30 PM

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