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Strange Registry Entries in HKLM Software

While looking for something in the Registry, I found two strange keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2OSeoqOaLy6jiQfSNUT8r-WW and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2OSeoqOaLy6jiQfSNUT8r-WW ???
Each key has a bunch of gibberish for string values such as "SFcflnLih3Bouci9OX0W"
Whether these keys are a result of a hack, virus or whatever is my question. I may rename them and see if anything is affected assuming that it would be obvious, which I doubt.

Any ideas or suggetions would be appreciated. Thanks, Raoul.
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Jackie ManCommented:
Manual Removal Instruction in the URL below.

URL: http://www.antispyware.com/glossary_details.php?ID=1944
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senadCommented:
Yes,these are Webseeker entries,no doubt.

So first check if you have it in Add/Remove programs and try it to remove from there.
If it does not uninstall then manually remove these keys :
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\Blue Squirrel\WebSeeker
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2OSeoqOaLy6jiQfSNUT8r-WW
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blue Squirrel\WebSeeker
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WebSkr32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FindExtensions\Static\SeekerSearch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Blue Squirrel WebSeeker 5.0
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
I totally agree with rpggamergirl  on this.
I find the above behavior both from senad and jackieman very rude to rpggamergirl.
It is an unethical way to obtain points and not only this.... it confuses the asker.
If any experts suggests a solution you should wait until the asker replies before basically "hijacking" her solution. Give her a chance to explain. Be courteous. Be polite.
I have been watching both senad and jackiemanand for a while and you always have displayed this same rude and unethical behavior geared toward getting points at any cost.... this is not what EE is about ....other people, other experts are also watching and forming an opinion on you and your professionalism. These posts show up on Google searches and the whole world finds solutions for their problems.... the whole world also gets to observe your behavior.
Bits.
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Raoul2Author Commented:
Once I saw "Web Seeker" I remembered Blue squirrel and found the installation directory in the Programs folder of my second hard drive. Good to know the reg entries are legit. Thanks for the quick observation.
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Raoul2,

Thanks!



Nice comment there from Bits.

I've noticed senad's fishing for points(link below), where he advised an Asker that it was wiser to edit the registry than use msconfig...BTW, the info about msconfig only pointing to HKLM is wrong.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_25010385.html?cid=1572#a26151393


Unfortunately, some Experts only help or answer questions for the sake of points and that's all that matters to them.
I wish there were more Experts like BitsBytesandMore who don't care about points but genuinely help others for the joy that it gives.

Keep up the good work BitsBytesandMore.

Happy New Year!
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senadCommented:
I am very sorry if I offended any one in any way as it was not my intention.Most of the times I do not
follow links someone posts so I involuntarily perhaps post similar solution.I just take caution that I do not post the same link (though sometimes that happens also because I usually do not refresh the page).
I have 20 -30 tabs usually open so it gets kind of difficult.So sorry,once more.
Happy year to all....
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Happy New Year to all as well....
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