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Hello, 

I decided to check the system cleaner tool today randomly and I've encountered: 
"Several Windows system settings have been changed from their default state which can affect the behavior of your computer.This can be intentional or the result of malicious software on your computer.Review the changes below and reset some or all settings, if appropriate."

I have 2 which are: 
-Windows System Restore: settings for the Windows System Restore feature, that allows you to revert your system to a previous state

-System appearance: settings that affects how your system looks, such as your desktop wallpaper

I haven't touched any of the above mentioned as far as I know, all I do on this laptop is to play games (steam) and browse the internet.

I have been running the manuel computer scan quite often once/1-2 days and I haven't encountered anything just one PUA utorrent , ml/augur after the 13.0.22.0 update , before the update it hadn't detected anything , I saw some people had this issue as well after the update . Needles to say  programe utorrent was uninstalled long time ago just the file was there.  The PUA was found on 30.10.2019 nothing was found since then as I mentioned I run my computer scan manualy on daily basis - nothing.

My Eset nod32 didn't notify me of anything I just randomly decided to check it and i found the 2 that i stated above. Is it something that I should be worry about since I dont touch much on this laptop ? And should I reset them ?
"The system appearance: settings that affects how your system looks, such as your desktop wallpaper" is this thing something connected to spying on my desktop ? 

I haven't noticed any changes which would alert me to check it just randomly any one of you guys have the same thing ? 

 

 

 

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The purpose of the system cleaner is to restore certain system settings that are typically changed by malware. One should not run it if not experiencing any issues, e.g. with running task manager, regedit, etc. On the other hand, also settings often customized by users, such as the desktop wallpaper can be reverted by the System cleaner so use it with care and only when necessary.

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Hey Marcos, thanks for the reply. 

The thing is that my Eset hadn't found any malware nor have I made any changes especially the mentions 2 above and I found it strange should I just reset them ? And another issue is that I can't see when or what changes where made ..... 

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24 minutes ago, Tio said:

Hey Marcos, thanks for the reply. 

The thing is that my Eset hadn't found any malware nor have I made any changes especially the mentions 2 above and I found it strange should I just reset them ? And another issue is that I can't see when or what changes where made ..... 

The problem with the system cleaner for me is it does not give enough information. It is handy that it tells you a setting has been changed but would be handier if it was able to tell you what actual setting so you could decide better. However like Marcos has said it is okay to ignore if you do not suspect malare which to me it sounds like you are safe. I also think it would be handy if after you could see the spefic settings you could add them into some kind of exception.

When this feature first came out I gave it a try. Problem was I saw nothing to indicate what got changed and it did not make any logs and there is no way to undo it. Again it might be a good feature for people trying to clean up the leftover mess from an infection but thats it as there is for me not enough info and could actually cause issues with people chaging stuff and not knowing what

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1 hour ago, peteyt said:

The problem with the system cleaner for me is it does not give enough information. It is handy that it tells you a setting has been changed but would be handier if it was able to tell you what actual setting so you could decide better. However like Marcos has said it is okay to ignore if you do not suspect malare which to me it sounds like you are safe. I also think it would be handy if after you could see the spefic settings you could add them into some kind of exception.

When this feature first came out I gave it a try. Problem was I saw nothing to indicate what got changed and it did not make any logs and there is no way to undo it. Again it might be a good feature for people trying to clean up the leftover mess from an infection but thats it as there is for me not enough info and could actually cause issues with people chaging stuff and not knowing what

I don't suspect malware, I just find it very strange that some settings to my systems were made especially the Windows System restore which I know for a fact that I haven't touched it ( this made me think that I might have a malware which I don't know of) . I usually don't do much besides playing games and browsing the internet on this laptop I try to keep this laptop very clean :D I even have a second laptop which in which I watch movies and watch sports on that because I don't want programs like uTorrent and AceStream on my first laptop :D:D . 

I just saw in the Uninstall or change program section that 3 programs were installed without my actual permission - 1) Microsoft OneDrive , 2) Microsoft Office Pro, 3) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC different dates, I've noticed it before that these 3 programs install themselves for example The Microsoft OneDrive was installed today by the "Install On"  category and I saw it do it other times before so I assumed they are just updates, could these changes have anything to do with the changes made to the system cleaner ? 

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