My first post here. I am pretty green for computer knowledge
I have surveyed this web site its SEARCH window in order to prevent from posting for an assist. One search came up with a thousand posts that matched my search words. Perhaps I should have used less words ? I am thinking I got matches for the word "the." In any case, what I found initially did not match my very general question (below). Perhaps a tip on doing an effective search would be in order ?
AdwCleaner is easy to use, but I am not going to willy nilly "clean" all of its findings in my registry or files (relatively few files compared to a multitude in registry. Other than the scan, I did nothing else....no celaning.
QUESTION 1 of 2: May I upload the AdwCleaner log of its scan result of my computer to this site to the appropriate forum as I have seen advised in order for a review by a knowledgeable person to advise me what NOT to "clean" off my computer ?
Question 2 of 2: Is it advisable to set a restore point prior to the "cleaning ?"
The above is general questioning, so the below may not be relevant at the moment, but here it is:
I completed the profile on this laptop at this site, but many questions were left unanswered as to specific hardware on my computer. I did not how to find the answers.
I have a very new Lenovo Flex laptop using Windows 8.1
It has an i7 Intel processor with 8 RAM
I use Chrome browser (a poor choice when it comes to trying to prevent adware)
Until a few days ago, I used malwarebytes on this computer and have switched out for Vipre Security (not AV, which is included in Security). Malwarebytes had six findings quarantined, and I deleted them. Vipre Security has found nothing.
I researched issues about Lenovo bloatware and removed what was described as "threats" and much of the remaining Lenovo related bloatware along with MSFT's too (and other publishers).
I have an HP laptop that needs Adware removal, too, The answers to the general questions can be applied to both computers. Very glad you are here !