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Fresh install but 5 adwcleaner "threats"


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#1 ParanoidPablo

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

Key Found:  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Key Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Key Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Value Found:  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}]
Value Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser [{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
 
5 threats that AdwCleaner found after a fresh install of windows 7, false positive or?


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#2 Allan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:41 AM

There's nothing that points to what installed those items or what they are specifically, but I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about it. They are likely PUP's and not harmfull - especially since you just did a clean install. Just make sure you have an AV app active (in addition to your malware apps).


Edited by Allan, 07 April 2017 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

There's nothing that points to what installed those items or what they are specifically, but I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about it. They are likely PUP's and not harmfull - especially since you just did a clean install. Just make sure you have an AV app active (in addition to your malware apps).

would you advise a removal of these entries or just ignore them (i reformatted this morning downloaded malwarebytes and have ESET running)



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:46 AM

 

Key Found:  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Key Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Key Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
Value Found:  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}]
Value Found:  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser [{21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}
 
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These are simply Windows Live Toolbar obsolete keys. If You don't have this toolbar, then of course delete also these obsolete keys.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

Sure, you can delete the keys.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for the assistance.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:26 AM

Remember what we discussed before about using disc imaging? If you start using it on a regular basis you won't have to worry about what you can and can't delete. As long as you have a recent image to which you can return you'll have a safe haven.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

Remember what we discussed before about using disc imaging? If you start using it on a regular basis you won't have to worry about what you can and can't delete. As long as you have a recent image to which you can return you'll have a safe haven.

yea it was the first thing i done when i reinstalled windows :)



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

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