PUM.Optional.NoDispBackgroundPage

Short Bio

This is the detection of a potentially unwanted modification (PUM) on the registry that removes the Background tab from the Display Settings in Control Panel. Malware could apply this setting so the user cannot change the background it sets.

System Modifications

The following registry value data is modified:

Under

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\System

From:
NoDispBackgroundPage=0

To:
NoDispBackgroundPage=1

Remediation

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 PUM.Optional.NoDispBackgroundPage could have been added to the system by malware or a PUP.

 

Cybersecurity info you can’t do without

Want to stay informed on the latest news in cybersecurity? Sign up for our newsletter and learn how to protect your computer from threats.

Select your language