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Issue with QONE8 and Junkware Removal Tool


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#1 conc3rn3d

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:15 AM

Hello!

 

I could not remove QONE8 from my browsers with JRT. I finally got rid of it  :bowdown: but something weird has happened! :crazy:

 

I was running Junkware Removal Tool 6.1.4

I have made two unusual steps:

 

I have moved the executable from where the script update had put the download of the latest version.

I have refused to reboot the system when I was asked to.

 

I ended with JRT informing me that a folder has been deleted :inlove:

 

unfortunately it contained a suspicious file (nbuexplorer v3.2 from sourceforge.net) but there where hundreds executable files and tens of directories (some zipped or rarred) including the JRT executable

 

99% were free setup files you can get from bleepingcomputer, sourceforge, filehippo, etc

  1% was rareware, abandonware, etc.

 

Most of the freeware tools to undelete have failed miserably.

The disk was 50% used so I thought it was hard to overwrite the clusters but it did happen! :smash:

 

My advice is to run JRT in a temporary folder (maybe it's my fault did not pay attention to some disclaimer)

 

Anyway since there is no guarantee a BACKUP is always welcome  :thumbup2:  before you take some silly action! :grinner:

 

 

 



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:03 PM

Since JRT is a batch file, it extracts to a temporary folder and does NOT create backups of what was removed but it does backup the registry.
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