Running Windows 8 x64
I downloaded AdwCleaner from your site Feb 2, 2014 to my desktop.
My registry was all screwed up from something. Stopped using the computer for about a month because I was having so many problems.
Three days ago I did a System Refresh in Safe Mode which removed ALL programs that I ever installed EXCEPT AdwCleaner. I thought this very strange because it should have been removed with the refresh, so I started looking into the program.
I just uploaded AdwCleaner to Virus Total. The results are shown below.
Please advise as to if I should ignore or can I continue to 8.1....
2 / 51
2014-04-03 18:47:05 UTC ( 0 minutes ago )
The file being studied is a Portable Executable file! More specifically, it is a Win32 EXE file for the Windows GUI subsystem.
Authenticode signature block
F-PROT AutoIt, UTF-8, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, UTF-8, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, AutoIt, UPX, AutoIt, UPX
PE header basic information
Target machine Intel 386 or later processors and compatible processors
Compilation timestamp 2012-01-29 21:32:28
Entry Point 0x000CFE90
Number of sections 3
Name Virtual address Virtual size Raw size Entropy MD5
UPX0 4096 577536 0 0.00 d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
UPX1 581632 274432 270848 7.93 585d939fc528c6bf144f116356426739
.rsrc 856064 126976 125440 5.05 4baa09012a30ee4d811333312ec2dfa9
Number of PE resources by type
Number of PE resources by language
ENGLISH UK 21
ENGLISH US 1
ExifTool file metadata
Intel 386 or later, and compatibles
File size 1.1 MB ( 1166132 bytes )
File type Win32 EXE
PE32 executable for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit
UPX compressed Win32 Executable (42.3%)
Win32 EXE Yoda's Crypter (36.7%)
Win32 Dynamic Link Library (generic) (9.1%)
Win32 Executable (generic) (6.2%)
Generic Win/DOS Executable (2.7%)
First submission 2014-01-28 16:31:09 UTC ( 2 months ago )
Last submission 2014-04-03 18:47:05 UTC ( 25 minutes ago )
AdwCleaner 3.0 (3).exe
AdwCleaner - Copy.exe
Advanced heuristic and reputation engines
Possibly Unwanted Application. While not necessarily malicious, the scanned file presents certain characteristics which depending on the user policies and environment may or may not represent a threat. For full details see: http://www.clamav.net/index.php?s=pua&lang=en