Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hijack.ControlPanelStyle ForceClassicControlPanel

Let's say you run Malwarebytes and get this alert.

Hijack.ControlPanelStyle, HKU\...\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER|ForceClassicControlPanel, 1, , [...]

All by itself this is likely just a false positive since ForceClassicControlPanel simply is a true false (1,0) value that determines if you use the newer style Control Panel view or the Classic View. Now if this showed up with a bunch of other infections, then perhaps it could be related as this shows up with infections that force classic control panel thus making it harder to navigate around and remove the malware.

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