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Malwarebytes scan & result ... what action to take?

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    Malwarebytes scan & result ... what action to take?

    I have just run a Malwarebytes (free version) scan, and get one potential problem as per the image below.

    It refers to a tool I downloaded & used to display the Windows key for my Win 8.1 installation

    Is this tool a potential security threat?

    Click image for larger version

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    Posts : 2,073
    Windows 8.0 x64

    If it is this one:
    ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server

    don't worry. Nirsoft produces some of the best small Windows utilities around. The developer has an excellent reputation. I have used many of them for years without issues.

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    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    ^^^ Agree, have used it, pops up in scans, works fine and no harm seen here.
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    @ Milesahead & 4wd ... Thanks for the reassurance... I will ignore the Malwarebytes-reported "ptential threat"
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