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Windows 7: Fake AdwCleaner

11 Feb 2015   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Fake AdwCleaner

On the HowToGeek forum they report about a fake AdwCleaner. I think Jacee had already once talked about that and recommended to use the Bleeping Computer site for download.

Scammers Are Using a Fake Version of AdwCleaner to Trick People


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12 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the reminder Wolfgang. This picture might help also.

AdwCleaner Download


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12 Feb 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Jack, very good. Nowadays they give you a million download buttons and the one you really want is hidden. That is so much easier in the Linux download center - 1 button 'Install'.
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12 Feb 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes it's important to show people which is the download button can be very confusing with three or four download buttons
I remember going to the developers site once and it was in French
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12 Feb 2015   #5
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@TrashZone,

Quoi, vous ne parlez pas français???
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12 Feb 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Ici il n'y a pas beaucoup de monde qui parle francais - quelques rares Belges et Canadiens peut-etre. Tu trouves plutot des gens qui parle l'Allemand.
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12 Feb 2015   #7
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Je ne suis pas bon en parlant Français. Juste quelques mots...

Deutsch ist einfacher für mich, Ich lebte dort für fünf Jahre.

Mi familia es de Espana, asi es que hablo el idioma.

However, I stick to English. It is the easiest, IMO.
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12 Feb 2015   #8
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Yes very nice of you to bring it to light as many of us do not know what is good for download or not. I sure will check with the forum before I do it again as my system was full of Trojans along with malware. Thanks
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12 Feb 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The last time I tested the authors French site it downloaded a bunch of Crapware along with AdwCleaner. You just don't know it unless you speak French until it's to late.
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12 Feb 2015   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Just picked this up

Found this in a newsletter just now and thought it might be an idea to let everyone know
Scammers Are Using a Fake Version of AdwCleaner to Trick People
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