PUM.Optional.DisableRegistryTools is Malwarebytes' detection name for potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs)in the Windows registry where users are prevented from accessing the standard Windows registry tools. For example, when attempting to run regedit, they will get the error message, “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator.”
The following registry value data are modified:Under
Malwarebytes can modify these registry value data back to their Windows default settings without user interaction.Also, we advise users to do a full system scan as PUM.Optional.DisableRegistryTools could have been added to the system by malwareor PUP.
When a Potentially Unwanted Modification (PUM)is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windowsdoes not know whether it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted by design.To have Malwarebytes for Windowsignore a PUM, you must add the PUM to the Allow list. Here’s how to do it.
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