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from Me1, (06 february 2015)

The following entries are false positives:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\ProgSense (included with some software to look for updates - nothing malicious or deceiving)

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Simple Adblock (adblocker now known as Adblock Plus knowingly installed by user for Internet Explorer)

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Hola (knowingly installed by user)

HKCU\Software\ProgSense (included with some software to look for updates - nothing malicious or deceiving)

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{459DD0F7-0D55-D3DC-67BC-E6BE37E9D762} (belongs to ZoomBrowser EX, a Canon camera utility)

The following are proxy settings knowingly added by user:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings [ProxyEnable] - 1

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings [ProxyOverride] - *.local

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings [ProxyServer] - socks=localhost:1234

Thanks in advance for correcting the issue.


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from Me1, (03 february 2015)


Here are most of the entries I could find. I believe the Hotspot Shield drivers might be the culprit. One user had a driver inside Device Manager. Replacing that driver with one from another working computer seems to have corrected the connection issue.

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\hotspot shield

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\hotspot shield

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\hotspot shield

Folder Deleted : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\hotspot shield

File Deleted : C:\Windows\System32\drivers\taphss6.sys

File Deleted : C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hssdrv6.sys

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\hotspotshield

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\hotspotshield

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\anchorfree

Folder Found : C:\Users\Sid\AppData\Roaming\hotspot shield

Folder Found : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\hotspot shield


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from assistekinfo, (21 january 2015)

New Malware
Name: Searchult
Action: Change home page of Firefox/Chrome
Location: %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Macwebtoise

*Need to close explorer.exe to disinfect


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from Groucho, (18 january 2015)

I had a computer that was infected with a browser hijacking called but Adwcleaner didn't pick it up. Maybe you haven't added it to the database so would really appriciate if you did.


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from ****, (17 january 2015)

Bitdefender Total Security 2014 me détecte une vérole dès que je veux télécharger la version 4.107.
"Le fichier C:\Users\[MonNom]\AppData\Local\Temp\a9B3yjOH.exe a été infecté par Gen:Variant.Graftor.171167."


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from fr33tux, (13 january 2015)

@tonypl6 : It was a "small" bug in the database. It has been fixed yesterday with the database update.
Sorry for the desagrement,


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from ****, (12 january 2015)

Salut à vous,
J'ai actuellement constaté une chose étrange sur AdwCleaner 4.106:
il me détecte le dossier qui contient Adblock comme malveillant:
C:\Users\nom\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Suis-je le seul ?


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from tonypl6, (11 january 2015)

There are two wrong definitions in the database, please correct that.

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
Folder Found : C:\Users\%User%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0ct1cmlj.default\Extensions\{4cc4a13b-94a6-7568-370d-5f9de54a9c7f}
Folder Found : C:\Users\%User%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0ct1cmlj.default\Extensions\{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}

Those are two firefox plugins:
Download Helper:
Empty Cache Button:

Of course check that.
I'm running Windows 8.1 Enterprise (x86), Firefox 34.0;
I've donated you three times.
Do that and there will be a fourth.
Thank you!


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from M-K-D-B, (15 december 2014)

The tasks "Rocket Updater" and "APSnotifierPP1"/"APSnotifierPP2" are already in the current database.
There isn't more I can say for now, sorry.


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from Me1, (01 december 2014)

For those complaining about XP compatibility, I'm a XP Pro user and I can confirm AdwCleaner is fully compatible with XP. Like everybody though, I have had trouble with version 4, but it has been fixed. The latest 4.103, however, shows a little progress bar for loading the database right before opening the program. It also takes a little too long for the scan to run. Other than that, it works.

By the way, why aren't we getting prompted to install the latest version anymore?

And, I really miss when the program would update without having to download a new .exe file.