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AdwCleaner ?

Posted by not2bright (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 23, 12 at 10:57

I just saw this page over at Make Use Of. Has anyone ever heard of/used this software ?


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RE: AdwCleaner ?

I use it to help people and have used it here. It's very good at removing browser hijackers like babylon and more. I always use it in the search mode first, then look at the log report it generates as it may detect false positives, after reviewing the log and making sure it's ok I will then run it in delete mode.

It's very good at removing browser hijackers like babylon and more. I always use it in the search mode first, then look at the log report it generates as it may detect false positives, after reviewing the log and making sure it's ok I will then run it in delete mode.

Here is a scan from someone I was helping here---> http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/comphelp/msg091039486647.html
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# AdwCleaner v2.001 - Logfile created 09/09/2012 at 12:37:33
# Updated 09/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : ConstantLight - DJARUMBLACK711
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\ConstantLight\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\72D8GSU0\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Search]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Users\CONSTA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\avg@toolbar
Folder Found : C:\Users\ConstantLight\AppData\Local\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Users\ConstantLight\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Users\ConstantLight\AppData\LocalLow\PriceGong

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\PriceGong
Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SmartBar
Key Found : HKCU\Software\IGearSettings
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\(95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233)
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3198785
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\(9C049BA6-EA47-4AC3-AED6-A66D8DC9E1D8)
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\(E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39)
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\Interface\(03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217)
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\Interface\(9E3B11F6-4179-4603-A71B-A55F4BCB0BEC)
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\(03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217)
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\(9E3B11F6-4179-4603-A71B-A55F4BCB0BEC)
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-377758485-2267313085-2573796334-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\(95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233)

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16421

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v15.0 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Users\ConstantLight\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\72pzdx4i.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2258 octets] - [09/09/2012 12:37:33]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2318 octets] ##########

I would use caution using it, unless you're being helped as it does delete registry keys.

If you would like to run it here's how,

Download AdwCleaner http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
***Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:

Right click in the adwCleaner.exe and select "run as adminstrator"

1 Click the Search button.

2 A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.

3 Please post the content of that logfile in your next reply.

4 Or you can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt.

If you would like lets see if it finds anything on your machine.


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Ah. Okay. Thanks, Joe. My apologies. I didn't know it was already in use. I got the impression from the MUO article that it was fairly new, so I didn't bother doing a search for it here (or anywhere else) to see how long it's been out.

In any event, here's a log of my search results. (I changed the various usernames & profile names to "username" or "myname" for privacy's sake.)

# AdwCleaner v2.008 - Logfile created 11/23/2012 at 12:36:07
# Updated 17/11/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : My Name - MYNAME-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\MyName\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Search]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Found : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t31oytre.Username\extensions\staged

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\"B0DE3308-5D5A-470D-81B9-634FC078393B>

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16421

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v17.0 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\p88za0eq.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

Profile name : Username [Profil par d�faut]
File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\exwkpx3t.username\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

Profile name : MyName
File : C:\Users\My Name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lcjohkxi.Myname\prefs.js

Found : user_pref("extensions.tweaktube.addit.remoteInstallItems", "" \"software\": "\"20\": "\"id\": \"20\"[...]
Found : user_pref("tweaktube.pref.cacheInfo", "("'hxxp://wedata.net/databases/AutoPagerize/items.json':"url:[...]

Profile name : default
File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\fqpthywx.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

Profile name : Username [Profil par d�faut]
File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t31oytre.Username\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Chromium v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Opera v12.11.1661.0

File : C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini

[OK] File is clean.

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2209 octets] - [23/11/2012 10:50:59]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [2269 octets] - [23/11/2012 10:53:11]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [2309 octets] - [23/11/2012 12:36:07]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [2369 octets] ##########


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RE: AdwCleaner ?

It is fairly new,

These are the type of entries I look for,

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Smartbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\LocalLow\AskToolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\LocalLow\BabylonToolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\LocalLow\Funmoods
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\LocalLow\PriceGong
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Babylon

I don't see any of that in your log so I would not run the delete option, especially when it can delete Firefox\Profile entries that you may want / need.


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Thanks for your evaluation, Joe !


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yep use it a lot over on LzD and other support forums.


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Say Zep, I ran that and think it caused some problems. Is there a way I casn undo the changes it made?


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I went to their forums to ask but it's all in French ..


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Post the log joeFromsd, what kind of problems?


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Well Firefox is crashing, and my video card driver is screwed up now. It was an old one, I went and got the newer driver, installed it, and have a rippling screen issue when I move opened folders around, and scroll my browser window. So I clicked to rollback driver, and got 'no driver files have been backed up for this device'.

I went and downloaded that older driver, installed it, but still have the same rippling effect. When I click on that driver in device Manager I get 'windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration info (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (code 19)


FFox is crashing now also. I'm using IE now to type this, but it crashed awhile ago also.

here's that log-

***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\InstallMate
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wz6uyqbg.default\extensions\staged

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe_3e054d2218e7aa282c2369d939e58ff
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe_c4c00451d35772e88ad87152169b2f3
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\com.adobe.mauby.4875E02D9FB21EE389F73B8D1702B320485DF8CE.1

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v17.0.1 (en-US)

File : C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1otdya17.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jcp9psff.Default Me\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wz6uyqbg.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pmyuuggm.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v22.0.1229.94

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Opera v12.0.1467.0

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini

[OK] File is clean.

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2141 octets] - [26/12/2012 07:09:49]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2084 octets] - [26/12/2012 07:25:07]


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There's nothing deleted there that would cause Firefox to crash, and certainly nothing to do with a Video Card driver issue.

What do you mean Firefox is crashing? What does it do?

I need the make an model of computer.

I need the operating system version,

I need the name of the video card as listed in device manger.


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Well, it suddenly crashes, and sends an error report. I'm using IE now.

Win XP Home, SP III it's a Dell, Intel Pentium 4CPU 2410 GHz, 2.39 GHz, 1.5 Ram

VVidia GeForce FX 5200, version 6.14.11.7519
when I look in it's Properties, and click Resources, it says "this device isn't using resources because it has a problem"

I really appreciate your help with this Zep!


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Do you know what the error report is? Does it have numbers or anything?

Running Firefox in Firefox Safe mode is the first thing to try, this runs Firefox without add ons, we would want to rule out a simple add on issue first. I have provided a link for instructions on that for you. Please run it this way and see if Firefox behaves itself,otherwise we will consider a reinstall of Firefox.

Lets work on Firefox first then the dreaded video issue :)

Joe

Here is a link that might be useful: how-to-start-firefox-in-safe-mode


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OK, I started FFox to try and get the error report. Went to a forum, clicked on New Posts, and FFox froze for abot a minute, Not responding. Got the error report
Photobucket

I clicked on Details but nothing came up.

opened Corel Paint, pasted the error report,. saved it and got another bsod. I forgot to tell you I've had about four bsod in the last week.

before we work on FFox, can we figure out what's causding the graphics problem (things 'ripple' when I move them, even scrolling sort of ripples). That might be what's causing these other problems?

here's the BlueScreenViewer report
Photobucket

These bsod, I thought they were caused by a Avast! driver, so I uninstalled it and installed M Security Essentials. Here's the WhoCrashed report that made me think that

computer name:
windows version: Windows XP Service Pack 3, 5.1, build: 2600
windows dir: C:\windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz Intel586, level: 15
1 logical processors, active mask: 1
RAM: 1609547776 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 2048221184

On Fri 1/11/2013 4:24:08 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\Mini011113-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: aswrdr.sys (AswRdr+0x1E01)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000000A (0x166, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF804E5443)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\windows\system32\drivers\aswrdr.sys
product: avast! Antivirus
company: AVAST Software
description: avast! TDI Redirect Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: aswrdr.sys (avast! TDI Redirect Driver, AVAST Software).

sorry, I'm pretty tired tonite, trying to be clear and precise because I really need to figure out this bsod and f fox issues.


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You're having a lot of blue screen issues with different drivers. I'm not knowledge enough to deal with all that. I suggest you take it in for repair.


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landzdown is not in French you must have gone to the wrong forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: lzd


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I would not take the computer in for repair. All they will do is what you can do, return the computer to factory settings. Also the computer is getting on and the cost will possibly be equal to a half a new computer.

If you yourself return the computer to factory settings with your recovery disks you can save your personal data before doing so. The tech will likely not offer that service and all your data and email addresses will be gone.


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Yes, I would do as Owbist suggests. Use your recovery disks (or recovery partition) to return to "out of the box" condition. First, you will need to back up and save any personal data and downloaded programs/apps. Then you will need to get all the MS updates and update all drivers, etc. Lots of work, but will save you money.


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