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    Strange Registry Entry

    While looking for something else, I found something weird in HKLM - Software - Wow6432Node.
    Everything there is in plain text except for one key named T96Pk0Px4ALJoXfi0l_v7CWW. Inside that key, everything also has cryptic names and values.
    For example, one string is 26_mic_K and the value is 0-WW. Others are much stranger.
    Should I be concerned? Thanks for any advice.

    RetiredRTC

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    No clue what it is, but it's been around for 5.5 years: Strange encrypted key in my registry

    Bruce

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    From: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2582176

    "This registry key is typically used for 32 bit applications on 64 bit machines. If they are present on x86 machines, they do not cause any issues as they are not used. "

    Sounds like you have a strange 32 bit app. Could mean nothing or it could be malware.

    As a precaution, I would run Malwarebytes ( Malwarebytes.org ) and AdwCleaner (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ )

    Jerry

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    Thanks, guys. Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, CCleaner and Kaspersky Internet Security all say nothing about this strange key. It doesn't show up in process explorer or autoruns, either. I also ran HijackThis; I'm no expert, but every line in the logfile related back to programs that I know are legitimate. I'll look for this key on my laptop, which has many of the same programs as my desktop machine, and I'll ask my son if it's on his machine, which used to be my machine. Other than that, I'm inclined to leave sleeping registry keys lie, or something similar.

    Deano

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