Hijack.AutoConfigURL is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for hijackers that change the target’s proxy settings on a Windows system.
Hijack.ControlPanelStyle is Malwarebytes’ detection name for hijackers that alter (or add) the registry values on Windows systems:
If the registry value(s)
ForceClassicControlPanel is set to “1”, the system’s user can not change the control panel display mode.
Malwarebytes can modify this registry value data back to its Windows default setting without user interaction.
Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as Hijack.ControlPanelStyle could have been added to the system by malware or PUP.
When Hijack.ControlPanelStyle 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 Hijack, you must add the Hijack as an exclusion.
When a Hijack is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect the Hijack during scans or real-time protection.