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Adwcleaner 4.203 shows I have Goggle Chrome browser when I don't


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#1 Kikig04

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:41 AM

Hi everyone! When I run Adwcleaner, at the bottom after I reboot it show's that I have IE; Mozilla Firefox and Goggle Chrome. I'm wondering why it's showing Chrome, when I thought it was removed with Revo Uninstaller? Any advice?

 

Thank you all for all your help, always!!!

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:05 PM

Hi Kiki :)

It's possible that you still have a Google Chrome related folder on your system. Can you check in Program Files (x86), Local and Roaming if you have a folder called Google or Chrome?

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:17 PM

Hi Aura! Hope all is well- Thanks for the quick reply- I looked for it last night in that folder (x86) and found Google, so I deleted it along with its contents- It's still showing that I have Google Chrome after I ran Adwcleaner?



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:19 PM

Did you have a folder called Google or Chrome in AppData\Local and AppData\Roaming as well?

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:25 PM

I haven't checked that yet Aura,  where would I find AppData\Local and AppData\Roaming :-/ also, I just checked again in x86, and the Goggle folder is there?



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:27 PM

My bad Aura, I'm on my desktop now, I was just on my Laptop- Sorry, that Goggle folder does not show up in x86, but still shows up after I run Adwcleaner and reboot...



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:31 PM

Local and Roaming are located in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local and C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming. Where $USERNAME is your username.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:36 PM

Ok, it's in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local but not in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:38 PM

Alright, delete the Google/Chrome folder in Local, and then re-run AdwCleaner.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:48 PM

Damn Aura, you nailed it again!!! Thanks man, well appreciated :thumbup2: If ya lived closer, I'd buy ya a beer

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:51 PM

No problem Kiki, my pleasure :) And I don't drink alcohol, but I would gladly take a Coke!

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:55 PM

Right on! Your Tech Support is just awesome Aura- Keep up the great work, and have a fantastic weekend!!!



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:56 PM

Thank you Kiki, have a great weekend yourself! :)

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:49 PM

It is common for programs to install files and folders in various locations on your system besides the Program Files/Program Files (x86) folder. This would include the AppData and ProgramData folders and Windows Registry.

AppData (Application data) is a hidden sub-folder used to protect user data and settings from unwanted changes or deletion for any number of installed programs. User data that was previously stored in the %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings directory in Windows XP is now stored in the %SystemDrive%\Users directory (for Vista and above) which includes a AppData folder.

AppData or Application data is a hidden folder in Windows 7. It is to protect user data and settings from any unwanted change or deletion. It contains many important data such as program settings, IE cookies, toolbar settings, IE browsing history, temporary files created by applications, Libraries, send to items, templates and many more...To access this folder you have to select “Show hidden files and folders” in the folder options.

What is Application Data Folder in Windows 7

The ProgramData is a hidden folder that contains application data such as program settings and user data for installed programs.

ProgramData specifies the path to the program-data folder (normally C:\ProgramData). Unlike the Program Files folder, this folder can be used by applications to store data for standard users, because it does not require elevated permissions.

What is the ProgramData Folder

When uninstalling programs, it is not uncommon to find leftovers (remnants) in these areas as well as in Windows Registry since many program uninstallers do not perform an adequate job of completely removing them. How you deal with remnants depends on how clean you want your system.
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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the info quietman7!!!






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