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Adware cleaner not working?


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#1 Lehr

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

I recently had to update Adware cleaner (this morning) and now whenever I run it it displays:

 

 

Line 1235 (file "c:\Users\(my user name)\documents\Adwcleaner.exe

 

 

Error: Variable must be of type "Object".



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

 
This is an error due to the source code.

You have successfully registered AdwCleaner on your desktop before running in administrator mode and if vista / 7?

 
It happens the same to me and I'm French


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:43 PM

I am unsure as to why it is doing this. The icon itself is on my desktop and I download TO my desktop, which is my issue. Even after 'updating' it again it seems to have this issue.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

I recently had to update Adware cleaner (this morning) and now whenever I run it it displays:

Where did you download from?
Confirm your operating system.
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

 

I recently had to update Adware cleaner (this morning) and now whenever I run it it displays:

Where did you download from?
Confirm your operating system.

 

 

 

Sorry, I thought that was done already. I run windows Vista 64 bit.

 

And I downloaded it today from Bleeping computer at first, then the original site which was in French. Both versions yielded this problem.

 

 

It's not my antivirus as far as I can tell either, it let Adwcleaner pass without any issues.

 

 

And the older version worked just fine. This morning it said I had to update, I had to download it and this all started.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

Oh, and it seems to work on my laptop for whatever reason.

 

The hell.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:39 PM

AdwCleaner appears to have been updated again...currently at v3.1.0.3. Delete the version on your desktop, then try redownloading and running it again.
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

It appears to be doing it again- Even after I just now (8:45 PM) downloaded it.

 

Despite this working on my laptop.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

Sounds like something specific to your machine. I just downloaded v3.1.0.3 and it ran fine on both XP and Windows 7.
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

Any clues as to how I can fix this? I dislike the thought of this thing not working.

 

 

And I have changed nothing on this machine at all.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

AutoIt seems to be the error name.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:09 PM

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?

 

I'll try that, I suppose.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:21 PM

It did not work, the same error was displayed in even safe mode.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

You can report the issue at Xplode's home site: AdwCleaner Feedback <- there is a drop down menu at the top right to "Select language" (English)
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