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AdwCleaner finds PUPs but can't remove them

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#1 tonynace


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

I ran AdwCleaner on my computer and it found 2 elements of a PUP, but when I tell it to clean and reboot my system, and run it again, they are still there. They are as follows: PUP.Optional.Legacy, and PUP.Optional.SlimCleaner Plus. I thought about trying to remove them manually, but the first one is supposed to be in the path C:\Windows\SysNative\drivers\swdumon.sys, but I can't even find that subfolder in my Windows directory, even though I have show hidden items checked. The second one is a registry entry, but when I try to find that in the Registry Editor, it doesn't appear there. The path is [HKLM] SOFTWARE\SlimWare Utilities Inc. I tried running Malwarebytes, but that program didn't find them at all. I see Malwarebytes now owns AdwCleaner, so why haven't they integrated its capabilities into Malwarebytes? What good is the latter if it isn't finding this stuff? I'm doing a full scan with my Avast AV to see if that picks it up, but if it doesn't and/or can't remove it, how do I get rid of these elements? I am running Windows 10 by the way.


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