Is there a best or just recommended program for cleaning up what gets left behind after adware is removed?
I was cleaning up a windows 8 laptop and thought I had all the garbage removed. Conduit is just one but it was the one I was searching for at the time I discovered something. I had fully updated and ran avast and malwarebytes. Everything looks good. Ran a quick online scan with bitdefender, nothing found.
But checking out startup entries and more in CCleaner I found another instance of conduit still hiding. I realize that little bits and pieces of programs get left behind ALL the time... I ran the registry cleanup with CCleaner and it didn't find all of it.
I decided to look in regedit and I found a few folders for conduit along with several other programs that are no longer on the machine, some of which were uninstalled quite properly... The traces remain though... and I figure, it's always nice to remove it all if possible.
But, I don't want to just delete folders from the registry without some caution. So I got to thinking... I'm pretty sure there are some good cleanup programs for this sort of thing... My memory just doesn't help me as often as I'd like it to. ha. Well, that's not funny really as I'm not that old yet.
Got some errands to do and thought I'd ask before I go out... and I'll be looking some more myself when I get back later.
If you have a recommendation I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Sorry if this is not the correct section... Some topics I just don't know where to put them.