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AdwCleaner detecting productdata - IOBit Uninstaller to blame


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#1 martinrub

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 03:18 PM

Mod Edit: Moved to Antivirus software ~~ boopme


I see several posts on AdwCleaner continually detecting files in 2 folders with productdata in the name
 
I have the same problem with AdwCleaner detecting 2 folders:
 
C:\ProgramData\productdata
C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\productdata
 
In the first folder there are 2 files: StatCache.db and un5Stat.ini.   And in the second folder there's one file: update.spt and there's a lot of text in it.   Here's a couple of lines:
 
 
 
 
 
RegPath1=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IObit\Uninstaller 4|UninstallerFreeWeb
RegPath2=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IObit\Uninstaller 4|UninstallerFreeWeb
RegPath3=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IObit\Uninstaller|UninstallerFreeWeb
RegPath4=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IObit\Uninstaller|UninstallerFreeWeb
 
 
 
 
So IOBit Uninstaller is responsible.   I installed it yesterday after it was recommended and declared clean by ComputerActive magazine.
 
Kaspersky, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware don't object to these files, only AdwCleaner does.      I also ran the three files through VirusTotal and not a single antivirus objected to it.
 
I'm tempted to think therefore that AdwCleaner is finding a false positive; nevertheless, I am uneasy that regardless of what I do (eg renaming folders), the 3 files regenerate.
 
I defer to the advice of contributors to this forum on whether or not to uninstall IOBit Uninstaller.
 
 
 
I've attached the 3 files as text files.

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Edited by boopme, 24 September 2015 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:34 PM

If you suspect AdwCleaner of falsey detecting legitimate file(s) / folder(s)...please report it here: AdwCleaner False Positive Reporting Topic.
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