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Windows 7: Files deleted

01 Apr 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium

Since you experienced problems the other night, it would not hurt to run the AdwCleaner program:
AdwCleaner Download

After downloading, save AdwCleaner to the Desktop
Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and select: Run As Administrator
Click the Search button

When done, a text file opens.

Please post (or attach) the content of the AdwCleaner[Sn].txt in your reply.

Maybe it will get rid of some miscellaneous stuff that gets installed without our knowledge.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

Also, if you wish to run ESET, don't relinquish your control.

No program is perfect, and you do not want to run it blindly, allowing the program to remove what it finds. It is best to uncheck Remove found threats, and you decide what is to be removed. I really do not expect it to find anything serious in your system, but, in any event, you need to be the one who decides what goes.

These are the instructions that I normally use:

ESET Online Scanner:

First, temporarily disable your Anti-Virus. You do not have to, but, taking this action allows for ESET to run a little faster.
Info: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs -

If possible, use Internet Explorer for this scan.

Right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu and select: Run as Administrator

Go here to run the Scan:
ESET Online Scanner

Accept the Terms of Use, then click on: Start
When prompted, allow the Add-On/Active X to install.

Under Scan Settings, make sure that the option Remove found threats is not checked, and the option Scan Archives is checked.

Click on Advanced Settings and select the following:
Scan for potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth Technology

Now, click on: Start
The virus signature database begins to download. (This make take some time.)

Next, the Online Scan begins automatically.
Please do not touch the Mouse or keyboard during the scan, otherwise it may stall.

When the scan completes, click: List Threats
Please copy and provide the information presented in your reply. (If no malware is found, a list is not presented.)
Click the Back button, and then click the Finish button.

1. Quarantined files are stored in the folder: \Local settings\Application data\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Quarantine
2. Make sure you re-enable your Anti-Virus
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01 Apr 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Here's the AdwCleaner log, I has run it before and it removed 2 reg files and I didn't save the log.

I'll run Eset too, I had been busy and forgot it.

Where it says removed I took my username out.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Apr 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

And the Eset log, lots of stuff there but they seem to be in valid program. Most are in an old folder from another computer.
eset results.txt
I'll wait for your advice on these and leave Eset open.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium

I would nuke 'em.

From the title of the folder they are in, S***, don't think you would miss that stuff.

Some toolbars and other junk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

It's my catch-all folder, keeps the Desktop clean. I'll nuke them then.

Hmm, I click finish and it want me to buy Eset, no option to delete anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I'm not paying for it though. They're nuts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2013   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Got to love it.
Gary is your computer and you happy?

I have used Eset Free and never had a problem with having to buy anything.
From a non-expert in security, me. You look clean.
AdwCleaner is another program I use and trust.

Files deleted-eset-picture.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2013   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium


Never had anyone buy anything.

Try Bear's link:

Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

We have been giving the wrong titles to our folders all along!!
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