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AdwCleaner False Positive?


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#1 JoLynch

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:14 AM

Hello!

 

Hopefully I've posted this to the right place. I have a quick question, regarding AdwCleaner. I was doing a routine scan and it had found these via Folders:

 

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

Deleted: C:\ProgramData\{1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}.log
Deleted: C:\ProgramData\{2A87D48D-3FDF-41fd-97CD-A1E370EFFFE2}.log
Deleted: C:\ProgramData\{B46BEA36-0B71-4A4E-AE41-87241643FA0A}.log
Deleted: C:\ProgramData\{E1646825-D391-42A0-93AA-27FA810DA093}.log

 

I went ahead and removed them, without really thinking it over. Would anyone happen to know what these are? I've done an sfc/scannow and hard drive tool check, to be safe (assuming it was something super important and not meant to be deleted.)

 

Everything seems to be working fine, I should note.

 

Cheers,

-J.


Edited by JoLynch, 21 August 2017 - 01:22 AM.


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#2 JoLynch

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:44 AM

As a side note, did some digging around. It would seem these are likely false positives. (According to this post seen on the AdwCleaner forums.) 

 

That being said, would anyone happen to know where these logs originate from? Or if they'll cause tremendous issues, since I've stupidly deleted them?



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:06 AM

As a side note, did some digging around. It would seem these are likely false positives. (According to this post seen on the AdwCleaner forums.) 

 

That being said, would anyone happen to know where these logs originate from? Or if they'll cause tremendous issues, since I've stupidly deleted them?

 

It seems to be related to InstallShield installation application. Maybe some software that you installed in past days that used this installation application to install some software in your PC ?

If you do some research about this CLSID's:

  • {1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}
  • {2A87D48D-3FDF-41fd-97CD-A1E370EFFFE2}
  • {B46BEA36-0B71-4A4E-AE41-87241643FA0A}
  • {E1646825-D391-42A0-93AA-27FA810DA093}

You will find a lot of information about InstallShield.

 

Best regards.


Edited by Pimptech, 21 August 2017 - 03:07 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:25 AM

 

It seems to be related to InstallShield installation application. Maybe some software that you installed in past days that used this installation application to install some software in your PC ?

If you do some research about this CLSID's:

  • {1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}
  • {2A87D48D-3FDF-41fd-97CD-A1E370EFFFE2}
  • {B46BEA36-0B71-4A4E-AE41-87241643FA0A}
  • {E1646825-D391-42A0-93AA-27FA810DA093}

You will find a lot of information about InstallShield.

 

Best regards.

 

 

Ah, duly noted.

 

Did some additional poking around, couldn't really find anything. I'll just assume everything will be fine. (Unless you suggest something otherwise.)

 

Thanks for the response!

-J.






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