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

Why can AdwCleaner not erase  NetUtils2016.sys  in windows\system32\drivers\ ?

Windows 7 Pro.

dr...rodt, 2018-04-27 15:03:29 (UTC)

Hello dr...rodt,

I want you to take a look here

it explains NetUtils and how you received it and how to remove it.   Please read this post closely.  Any questions, ...

AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up

After I installed then uninstalled Ace Stream and its Firefox plugin, I ran a scan on my PC with AdwCleaner and found the following entry to delete : C:/Users/MyName/AppData/Roaming/.acestream I asked AdwCleaner to delete it, and it was indeed deleted after rebooting and the report said it was deleted. I ran a second scan and AdwCleaner found nothing to deleted, so I thought the problem was f...

Re: PUP \SysNative\drivers\mrxsmb22.sys


I don't use Malwarebytes after the huge changes. Count on Adw, JRT,  & MBAE. I hope you live long, so Corporate won't take control.

Honest1, 2018-01-28 21:29:17 (UTC)

What "huge changes" are you referring to?

System Restore Point. Was taking up to much space for Microsoft, so they cut its abilities. Appears you have to use 3rd Party, Restore Point Creator. You must make it ahead o...

lavasoft web companion

Hi guys,


I installed the other 'some' tool and while installig this other tool my windows 7 box got infected with

'lavasoft web companion'

obivouly my first weapon of choice was to pick up a new vesion of adwcleaner.

 However the currenct version seems of have problems removing the above named spyware.

However I partialy managed to remove some elements of lavasoft web companion....

Re: Is this a false positive?

on AdwCleaner by Nec

The fact that this is Spanish(Maybe?) makes it very VERY difficult to read.... Any way you could turn it into English? On the first glance noticed some things that MIGHT be potential issues, unsure, cause..... I am not yet used to reading the logs, and different language doesn't help the issue :)

JoshRoss, 2017-09-07 14:26:07 (UTC)

Of course sorry.

If you see something that is not translat...

Re: Is this a false positive?

on AdwCleaner by Nec

Ports, applications, accessibility. Maybe your other device is used a lot less, you haven't messed with any ports or have any applications that require forwarding. Honestly, very weird issue, I would need to investigate the files. Can you scan your PC With Farbar MiniToolBox and Malwarebytes JRT? Post the logs that you get.

JoshRoss, 2017-09-06 13:16:38 (UTC)

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version...

Re: version 5.016 ..... FP with Spyware blaster active x registry entries

Good to know it works! I'm closing this thread then.

Re: version 5.016 ..... FP with Spyware blaster active x registry entries

It seems that everything works just fine in this new version.  Thank you!