Well, I just decided to try adwcleaner and see how it worked. First I downloaded the newer vs. 18.104.22.168. It found several registry entries plus under "product" it showed "google update helper". I unchecked all the registry entries and only left the google one checked. I hit clean, it seemed to go okay, then my pc restarted.
I then ran adwcleaner again, but quarantine was empty. No logfile came up so no list of what was removed.
I then checked the Adwcleaner folder and there was only a quarantine subfolder, but no back up folder. I'm not too concerned since only a google helper was removed and I don't need it.
Did I miss something, or possibly the entire adwcleaner program didn't install correctly?