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Adwcleaner deleted registry keys


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#1 GrizzlysSinSloth

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 06:34 PM

So I ran Adwcleaner for the first time and I'm wonder if these were safe to delete?

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****


***** [ Files ] *****


***** [ DLLs ] *****


***** [ WMI ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{649CCF8F-C1C9-4275-88B7-31CA8B31154C}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F44DC845-F9E1-4907-8D9C-1472F72E8326}

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : aol.com
[\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : ask.com

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 07:29 PM

Yes they are safe to Delete , if you feel you need those Search Providers you can add them back , yet they are classed as Adware { Not Malware }.

 

  • Items that are deleted are moved to the Quarantine Folder: C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine
  • To restore an item that has been deleted:
  • Go to Tools > Quarantine Manager > check what you want restored > now click on Restore.

Prior to Using any Cleaner Programs you should always create a "System Restore Point" in the event of any issues arising , or a Image of the System Drive.

I personally have not had any issues using JRT / Adwcleaner / or others.

 

But if you think you have issue or Malware / Viruses and not completly confident in removing them , then you should really have someone guide you in the process to remove them , the Experts can do this in the appropriate Forum.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

Alright so those registrys were just for the web browser stuff that was deleted? if so then cool I thought they were some kind of malware


Edited by GrizzlysSinSloth, 11 June 2016 - 08:14 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:28 AM

Adware is associated with Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), a very broad threat category which can encompass any number of different programs to include those which are benign as well as problematic.

The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing to most users. Unless you see a program name or entry that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it.
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