PUM.Optional.NoFind

Short Bio

This is the detection of a potentially unwanted modification (PUM) on the registry that removes the Search menu from the Start Menu.

System Modifications

The following registry value data are modified:

Under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

From:
NoFind=0

To:
NoFind=1

Under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

From:
NoFind=0

To:
NoFind=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.NoFind could have been added to the system by malware or a PUP.

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