XP SP2 Global browser toolbar?
From: Bryan Sullo (bsullo_at_CLOCKTOWERTECH.COM)
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:56:51 -0400 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
I have been running Spybot Search & Destroy's TeaTimer software on my XP Pro (SP1) notebook. For those unfamiliar, TeaTimer alerts you when a program makes a registry change in the Run keys or a few other areas that are frequented by spyware.
Since installing SP2, I have noticed a strange issue:
Every time I start Windows, I receive a message from TeaTimer that says a registry entry has changed.
Category: Global browser toolbar
Change: Value deleted
Old data: hex:00
Once I tell it go go ahead and allow this value to be deleted, I receive another message:
Category: Browser page
Change: Value changed
Entry: Local Page
Old data: C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
New data: C:\WINDOWS\system32\blank.htm
(Note the change in capitalization.)
I have IE's start page set to "about:blank".
I have searched the Web looking for any reference to "Global browser toolbar" and found nothing. I can only assume it is a new SP2 feature.
What I don't understand is why the system DELETES this value every time it is started. (Note, TeaTimer is not deleting anything, it is just alerting me that it has been deleted.)
Has anyone seen a similar issue? Is the Global browser toolbar a new SP2 feature? If it is being deleted every time the system starts, why does it keep coming back?
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