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Windows 7: Question about adwcleaner

23 Jan 2014   #1
Mudkips

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Question about adwcleaner

So i just finished using adwcleaner to clear out all the registry keys and what not, so my question is, is it safe to uninstall it? It says the quarantine will empty does that mean it will delete everything and uninstall adwcleaner, or should i keep adwcleaner on my computer? Also my avg popped up saying it was a virus before i cleaned out the adware and what not on adw was avg popping up because the file was a false positive ? I just hit the keep file because i know that adwcleaner is not a virus


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23 Jan 2014   #2
AddRAM

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Get rid of Adwarecleaner and stop downloading Adware, get rid of AVG

Use Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and CCleaner, thats it.

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23 Jan 2014   #3
Mudkips

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Wait is there something wrong with adwcleaner?
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23 Jan 2014   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mudkips View Post
Wait is there something wrong with adwcleaner?
No, if you're done with it just delete it or click the uninstall button.


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23 Jan 2014   #5
Mudkips

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Ok thanks a lot you guys really helped
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23 Jan 2014   #6
derekimo

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You're welcome.
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23 Jan 2014   #7
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mudkips View Post
Wait is there something wrong with adwcleaner?
No, if you're done with it just delete it or click the uninstall button.
Derek, why would you uninstall it. I get AdWare every week so I keep the program. Anything wrong with that ?
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23 Jan 2014   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mudkips View Post
Wait is there something wrong with adwcleaner?
No, if you're done with it just delete it or click the uninstall button.
Derek, why would you uninstall it. I get AdWare every week so I keep the program. Anything wrong with that ?
No, you can keep it. Some people just don't want to after they are done with it.
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23 Jan 2014   #9
whs
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OK thanks. That's what I thought.
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23 Jan 2014   #10
Golden
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You're welcome.
Bravo Derek - easy does it
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