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Utilities like Junkware Removal Tool and ADWCleaner


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#1 nuravenugopal

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:30 AM

Can anyone suggest a list of effective browser cleanup tools alternative to Junkware Removal Tool and ADWCleaner.

 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:10 PM

I would start with uninstalling all the adware, then exporting bookmarks and setting files for addons (if they have them). Then, uninstall all third party browser, delete all existing profiles and re-install with clean profiles. After that, check with FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (or manually in case your profil path/browser isn't supported) whether there are suspicious entries in your browser settings. If nothing of that is there, import your saved bookmarks and make your other customizations.

Other solution instead of re-installing would be to use the built-in reset features every good, modern browser has.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

With most adware/junkware it is strongly recommended to deal with it like a legitimate program and uninstall from Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. In many cases, using the uninstaller of the adware not only removes the adware more effectively, but it also restores any changed configuration. After uninstallation, then you can run specialized tools like AdwCleaner and JRT to fix any remaining entries they may find.To remove common trial and promotional software, Toolbars and junk programs often installed on a new computer by OEMs, you can use PC De-crapifier.

To identify programs you don't recognize or know whether they are worthwhile to keep or be removed, use Should I Remove It?.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

Thank you Grandus and quietman7 for your suggestions.Very helpful.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

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