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#1 leonidaso

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:07 AM

Hello my friends,

my problem was with the adwcleaner.

After running it find's AVG tool, some registy and browser abdata.

The new version can unclick what you think is good for you.

But for the browser abdata was no click option.

I want only AVG TOOL to remove and clickt only for that, the other findings are uncheckt.

 

Anyway, after the cleaning my browsers chrome and firefox are not working proberly.

I can't have the extensions I  want. The browsers crashes all the time.On chrom every time I log in a pop up window appears

''it can find file data''...

After that nothing help:

reinstall chrome and firefox fails.

Windows restore fails too.

 

The only think I find is to remove my old windows entry.

And make another  with a new name.

 

What is your opinion! Thanks for your good information!

 

P.S.On the older ADWCLEANER versions never had a problem.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:32 AM

Hello leonidaso -

When you run AdwCleaner, first run Search Mode to see if it lists any problems.

Then you can see if any items should be removed.

 

Xplode has now issued a re-written version, so all previous usage ideas must be reviewed.

I am currently translating his site (French) to find the better operating methods.

 

For now just use Antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (aka MBAM), and SUPERAntiSpyware Free (aka SAS)

 

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

Please note these are the latest directions for AdwCleaner by Xplode for the latest updated version of the program :

 

How to use AdwCleaner version 3.x

 

AdwCleaner Download :
1 . Go to This Page to direct download AdwCleaner (from Xplode) :
2 . Click on the Green arrow to download the software. A small windows appears, then click on Save As > select Desktop :
3 . AdwCleaner is then saved on the desktop :
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Scanner Details :

1. XP users, Double click on Adware - All others Right-click on AdwCleaner icon and select -> Run as administrator :
2 . The main windows appears :
3 . Click on the [Scan] button. The program starts analyzing the computer to look for infections :
4 . When it's finished , infections are shown in the different tabs :
5 . Click on the [Report] button. A logfile appears. Attach it with your reply back here.
6 . The options listed are under .......................
Services : list malware services. The tool will disable and then delete the service.
Folders : list malware folders. The tool will delete its content and then the folder.
Files : list the malwares files. The tool will delete the file.
Links : list the modified or hidden links. The tool will restore the links as it was before the infection.
Registry : List the registry item modified by the infection. Depend on the element found, the tool will delete the key, the value or the data, or restore the key.
Products : List the CLSID of infection.
Internet Explorer : List the configuration and extensions modified by the infection. The tool will remove the extensions and restore the configuration.
Firefox : List the profile and prefererences files. Addons are listed in the tabs "Folders" and "Registry".
Chrome : List the profile and preferences files. Addons are listed in the tabs "Folders" and "Registry".

If you don't want to delete an item, uncheck it, or we prefer, you ask for advice here
Note : the logfile is also located in C:\AdwCleaner[R1].
The Scan function doesn't delete anything. It just lists elements which can be deleted by clicking on Clean.

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Clean Function :

1. When the scan is complete (see above) and you untick any item you don't want to remove, click on the [Clean] button :
2 . A small window opens to inform you that all programs must be closed :
3 . Then, AdwCleaner will delete all ticked items. An information windows appears, you should read it carefully :
4 . If a reboot is needed, a small windows appears :
5 . After the computer is rebooted, a log report is shown :
6 . In the same way of the Scan option, you should post the log on the forum
Note : The log report is also in C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt

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Quarantine Function :

1. Open AdwCleaner - Click on Tools > Quarantine to open the quarantine :
2 . The list of files previously deleted by AdwCleaner are listed in the quarantine.
3 . Here, there are two options : If you have a script to restore or some files, click on [Load a script] and select the text file to restore.
4 . Tick entries to restore, and click on the [Restore] button : A report appears with the listing of restored entries :

Hosts / PUPs / Adwares
If you are not sure of this function, please ask for directions.
Hosts / PUPs / Adwares, is directly available in AdwCleaner, by clicking on Tools > Hosts Anti-Pup/Adwares :
A windows appears. Click on [Ok] to install Hosts / Anti-Pups / Adwares on the computer.

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Uninstall Function :

Although AdwCleaner doesn't use installation process, it saves some files on the computer (utilities, quarantine..). You should remove them by clicking on [Uninstall] :

 

Thank You -

 

EDIT - This script may be altered (shortened) over the next few days, but I have just based this on the current directions listed on their site - Thanks -


Edited by noknojon, 09 September 2013 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

The only things you can't uncheck is Chrome and Firefox preferences lines but you still can view them in the "Chrome" and "Firefox" tab.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

I will check this out.

 

Thank's for the good work!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

BTW, there is no need to run AdwCleaner if you're only having issues with a specific toolbar or add-on as there are other methods to safely remove them...i.e. Add/Remove Programs, Programs and Features, Revo Uninstaller, managing browser Add-ons, etc.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Is Revo Uninstaller free good or must I find another free Uninstaller,

maybe some names of good programms free or not.

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

Revo has a free and Pro version. I use the free portable.

Revo Uninstaller Free or Portable - RevoUninstaller Tutorial

Other third-party uninstallers:
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

O.k. good work. I try Revo.

But I see it can't remove older leftovers files with windows 7 uninstall.

 

Am I right?

I find this : http://www.askvg.com/how-to-completely-uninstall-remove-a-software-program-in-windows-without-using-3rd-party-software/

 

Or have we something else?

 

Thanks for all.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

That link shows you the manual way to remove programs...but it includes a step for manually removing keys from Windows Registry.

It's never a good idea to go mucking around in the registry. Why? The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers and working within Windows registry, you should NOT be making changes in the registry on your own.

If you read through the RevoUninstaller Tutorial, you will see that Revo will automatically remove related registry entries. Depending on what mode you select, Revo will do a Safe, Moderate or Advanced scan to look deep into the registry. Usually a Safe or Moderate scan is sufficient for novice users.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

I will read it ''Undersanding the Registy''.

 

On future Unistalls I use REVO.

 

Better, I must read now!

 

 

P.S.: I download the p.d.f. file.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

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