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Category: potentially unwanted software

Description: this program has potentially unwanted behavior

The program was: Win32/PowerRegRegulator

Isn't that part of the MSE itself?
I chose 90% CPU usage for the scans.

PowerRegRegulator "resembles" Power Required Regulator, as in CPU usage for the scans.
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have you installed any third party power regulation software? Is this on a laptop? If the software it is referencing is something you know you want then you can ignore it.
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not a laptop.
MSE removed the item.
But, it almost sounded like the program that regulates the power usage for the MSE scans, themselves.
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Hi again Nick -
That is a really minor little 'spyware' kind of function that may have been installed when you registered/installed a product.

MSE does a pretty good job of protecting the basic MS processes/functions - so not likely that it would mistake a legitimate process for something bad.

If you don't already have CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com), download it and clean all the temp/junk files out of your browser.

I think this is a link to more info:
http://www.leadertech.com/ereg.html
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