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Deleting quarantined files in AdwCleaner?


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#1 anskha

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 12:42 AM

Hi,

 

I've done a couple of scans now with AdwCleaner (v. 6.020).

It found a few things which is removed and put in quarantine.

However, I want to delete those files now, but cant do that as the program does not give that option.

 

Ive tried to search around on the internet and people suggest to uninstall the program, which will also delete the folder with the quarantined files. However, the program runs directly from my pc with no installation on my PC and can therefore not be uninstalled (i.e. there is no uninstall option inside the program and it cannot be found using CCleaner either).

 

The only thing I can think of is to go to the root (C:adwcleaner) and delete some of the folders there, but I dont know which ones to pick.

 

Please help!

 

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 06:24 AM

AdwCleaner is a stand-alone tool which does not require installation so there is no uninstaller which adds itself to Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs). If you just delete the AdwCleaner .exe file from your Desktop, it's folder and all contents will remain on your system.

To properly remove AdwCleaner and all of its related files and folders, double-click the AdwCleaner icon on your Desktop to run the tool again.
  • Click on File in the top menu and choose Uninstall.
  • Click Yes when asked are you sure you want to uninstall.
  • Both AdwCleaner.exe, its folder and contents will be removed.

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:12 AM

Thank you!

 

I somehow missed that File and Uninstall combo.

 

So, just to be sure, by doing so it will also remove and delete all quarantined files that it detected and detained om my computer?

 

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:36 AM

Yes...that should remove everything related to AdwCleaner.
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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:28 PM

Great, thanks!



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 03:03 PM

You're welcome.


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