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Spybot S&D detected registry change (backward links, cached snapshot of page, similar pages)

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Yesterday and today I'm getting a whole bunch of calls about about a Spybot S&D popup saying:

Spybot - Search & Destroy has detected an important registry entry that has been changed.
Category: Browser menu extension
Change: Value deleted
Entry: Backward Links (also: Cached Snapshot of Page AND Similar Pages)

I try clicking Deny the first time around, but then that option goes away and the only button I can click on is Allow. (So I allowed it)

I'm pretty sure these values have to do with the Google Toolbar that I love so much, but I'm not sure if the changes are being caused by malware or not; if so, what can I do to fix it.

Thanks in advance,
Chuck
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i also use spybot, if i am installing something i make sure that i am not physically connected to the net which means the cable unplugged, when spybot asks for changes i allow it because im not connected on anything, but prior the installation, perform a spybot scan and remove all problems. on your case, you have clicked deny after that the deny button is deactivated because it processes the deny click you did earlier
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Thanks 4ceReconSniper, but can you tell me anything about the specific application that caused the registry changes. Is it spyware? Is it something I should be worried about? From what I can tell its something associated with the IE integrated google toolbar I use. Both Spybot S&D and Ad-aware scans didn't turn up anything unusual.

-Chuck
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