PUM.Optional.NoFolderSetHijack

Short Bio

This is the detection of a potentially unwanted modification (PUM) on the registry that removes the Control Panel, Printers, and Network and Dial-Up Connections icons from Settings on the Start menu, My Computer, and Windows Explorer.

System Modifications

The following registry value data are modified:

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

From:
NoSetFolders=0

To:
NoSetFolders=1

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

From:
NoSetFolders=0

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