PUM.Optional.HomepageControl

Short bio

This is the detection of potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs) on the registry that disable the home page setting in Internet Explorer.

Note that network administrators typically disable this setting to maintain a consistent home page on systems owned by the company or organization.

System modification

The following registry value data are modified:

Under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\Control Panel

From:
Homepage=0

To:
Homepage=1

Under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\control panel

From:
Homepage=0

To:
Homepage=1

Remediation

Malwarebytes can modify these registry values data back to their Windows default setting without user interaction.

Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as PUM.Optional.HomepageControl could have been added to the system by malware or PUP.

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