This detection is for potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs) in the registry where the “Active Desktop” option from ‘Settings’ in the Start menu is removed.
The following registry value data are modified:
Malwarebytes can modify these registry value data back to their Windows default setting without user interaction.
When PUM 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 PUM, you must add the PUM as an exclusion.
When a PUM is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect the PUM during scans or Real-Time Protection.