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Adware Removal Tool - Command Lines


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#1 nuravenugopal

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 03:14 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

Does anyone know if there are any command line switches for Adware Removal Tool ?

 

Are there any alternate softwares which works as good as Adware Removal Tool ?

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

It doesn't looks like there's any CLI mode for Adware Removal Tool:

http://www.techsupportall.com/adware-removal-tool/

AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool, both hosted on BleepingComputer are two good alternatives to Adware Removal Tool. To be honest, I never used that tool, always used AdwCleaner and JRT, and that's what most trained helpers uses here also.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:10 PM

There are no switches I am aware of.

AdwCleaner is a portable adware cleaner created by Xplode (a BC Security Colleague) that is designed to search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers , browser extensions, add-ons/plug-ins, browser helper objects (BHOs) and other junkware to include related registry entries (values, keys). AdwCleaner will remove all traces of these types of programs which includes related services, registry entries (values, keys), files, folders and potentially unwanted extensions.

Other alternatives would beIf you search, you will find more but most of them are ineffective. Even the avast! tool is not very good.
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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:12 PM

BTW...When searching for malware removal assistance (and removal guides) on the Internet, it is not unusual to find numerous hits from untrustworthy and scam sites which mis-classify detections or provide misleading information. This is deliberately done more as a scam to entice folks into buying an advertised fix or using a questionable removal tool.

Tech Support All is a web site that provides various malware removal guides. They also host download links for many well known and trusted tools as well as some questionable ones on their Tech Support Tools page. Several of the download links go directly to the developer's site (including bleepingcomputer.com). The Adware Removal Tool v3.9.1 is developed by the TechSupportall.com team.
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Some of the tools hosted by this site are older tools no longer supported by their developers. Others may even be unauthorized versions so I would be skeptical of using those download links. Further, the following note is typically included at other sites which advertise for TechSupportAll:

For Support:- Please contact us for any additional help at our official email addressinfo@techsupportall.com, we are happy to assist you.

While the offer may be legitimate, we do not know who the people who would be providing any such support. So again, I would be skeptical of asking for help.
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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:05 AM

Thank you for your reply @Aura and @quietman7. Are there any command line switches for AdwCleaner ?

 

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:11 AM

No switches for AdwCleaner.
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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

And no switches for JRT as well (if it was your next question). The only programs I know that have switches aren't programs everyone can use like that, they are mostly tools used by the malware removal helpers here and you need to know how to use them.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

BTW...I would not recommend the Adware Removal Tool since I do not know the developer or what type of support they provide. With JRT and AdwCleaner, I know the developers, know how to contact them and report issues when support is needed.
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Posted 03 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

On a side note, only one member here uses the Adware Removal Tool to my knowledge and it's not used by a member of the malware removal team so I don't think it has been "verified" by trained helpers yet.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

We are well aware of that member.
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Posted 03 March 2015 - 12:33 PM

Yes I know, I was saying that for the OP so he have an idea of how (when, by who, etc.) that tool is being used here on BleepingComputer.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:56 PM

He has an idea...I already advised against using it.

The other member is just that, a member, not staff or a malware removal expert.
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