Junkware Removal tool

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Anyone familiar with this? Jotti gave, file from Major Geeks

    ~Virus Total Image removed per Policy~
     
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    I am happy with AdwCleaner.
     
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    On my gf's computer it removed malware that AdwCleaner missed.
     
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  5. Snoop3

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    there's also ForceByte detector.

    i wish one of these adware scanners would just detect what's in the setup files before you install the program. there can't be too many different toolbars and OpenCandy type stuff out there and most of the AV's don't trigger on adware any more.
     
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    Find one that does or prior to downloading, scan the download link with Zulu.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    You really couldn't be more wrong. Conduit alone boasts over 260,000 different toolbars, and hundreds (likely more) new adware variants crop up every week.

    Its good practice to use a combination of reputable adware cleaners to scan on demand, aside from your AV and Anti-Malware.

    JRT is useful, and, as we speak, actively being developed. It's another good tool in your toolbox, alongside AdwCleaner.
     
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    I couldn't thank developers of such programs enough! These are one of the first things I run when I'm cleaning/checking PCs.
     
  9. FanJ

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    NOD32 gave a warning when going to the site of Junkware Removal Tool
    hxxp://thisisudax.org :
    8-11-2013 4:30:16 hxxp://www.giga.de/static/badges/img/2274755_software.png
    Blocked by PUA blacklist C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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    giga.de gives it in a download wrapper that is detected by NOD32 when you have the PUA option enabled in NOD32.
     
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  10. thisisu

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    Hello all and thank you for your support regarding the tool.

    I have not seen the tool being added into a download wrapper. The file is exactly the same as the one being hosted at thisisudax.org.

    I will however be keeping an eye on it.

    If you have updates regarding this matter, please do share with me. I can be contacted at thisisu-gmail.com
     
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  11. FanJ

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    Hi thisisu,

    Welcome here and thanks for your tool !

    I have to apologise to you. It is good that you have corrected me; thank you for that!

    I will contact ESET again about the issue that NOD32 gave me.

    Maybe you would be so kind to subscribe to this thread?

    Thanks.
     
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  12. thisisu

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    Hi FanJ,

    Thanks for the welcome. I have subscribed to the thread. :)

    Best Regards
     
  13. davep_ks

    davep_ks Registered Member

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    Nice tool!

    I'd like to use it in scripted runs on my systems on a regular basis. I know that can probably be done with Autohotkey, but if I may suggest features, it would be perfect if there were command line parameters to automatically run without prompting, select yes or no to reboot questions, exit on completion, and, (not as important, but would be nice), select the output path for the log file.

    In any case, thanks for what you've done!
     
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