Re: Adwcleaner vs Malwarebytes

Referring to the FAQ linked above.

Are both AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes needed?

  • Yes!
  • AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes are designed to work well together
  • AdwCleaner specializes in adware and PUPs removal and does not offer real-time protection. It does a more thorough job of cleaning the left-over traces, OS configurations, and system modifications caused by malware.
  • Malwarebytes focuses more o...

Re: AdwCleaner & services that added without user permission depends to PUP and this is not false positive. Relatively to FireFox - in new version AdwCleaner this module will be modified.

Does adwcleaner remove PUA's too or only PUP'S?

the question is in the title,does it work for PUA'S too or only PUP'S?

AdwCleaner &

AdwCleaner 7.1.1. I think this is a false alarm:

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\omni.ja"


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Re: PUP's from online studies - harmless or not?

doublechecked too it goes likes this:

survey -> close browser -> run adwcleaner -> pups found -> dont repair -> open browser again AND delete cookies -> close browser -> run adw cleaner again -> no pups found - so 100% cookie related - probably just gathering personal data via those i would guess and making profit over those eventho they pay you for survey 

Unable to open AdwCleaner 7.1.1.


running the 7.1.0 version, question "would you like to download update 7.1.1" pops up. Indeed it is possible to save the new version, but it is not possible to open 7.1.1. Hence the popup asking for installation of 7.1.1.appears every time when starting a scan. Would be grateful to receive an advice as to how 7.1.1. can be installed

Thank you and best regrds

Re: PUP's from online studies - harmless or not?

he copied exactly what i wrote in my thread so therefor he was there in the first place. so why didnt he just read the answers there instead of making a whole new thread out of it.

Re: PUP's from online studies - harmless or not?

Hi Fleks,

I'm curious, do you have Adwcleaner? and do you run the program ?  PUP's are not cookies.  They are connected to other software/surveys that the user(s) downloads.