This detection is for a potentially unwanted modification (PUM) in the Windows registry where the Shut Down option in the Windows Start menu and the Shut Down button in the Windows Security dialog box, which appears when you press ALT+CTRL+DEL at the same time. As a result, users won’t be able to turn off the system via the Windows interface.
The following registry value data is modified:
Malwarebytes can modify this registry value data back to its Windows default setting without user interaction.
When PUM is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windows does not know if it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted.
To have Malwarebytes for Windows ignore a PUM, you must add the PUM as an exclusion.
When a PUM is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect the PUM during scans or Real-Time Protection.
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