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  1. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Home x64
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Another false positive for AdwCleaner 6.030 today


    C:\WINDOWS\SysNative\wecutil.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SysWoW64\wecutil.exe

    Funny thing, the first folder doesn't even exist at all. Dropped the file to virustotal. 0/56 detections.
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 731
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    HiL

    Already fixed, apparently:

    FP - wecutil.exe - Malwarebytes AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes Forums

    Here is what you can do in order to get those files back:

    1. Launch AdwCleaner;
    2. Click on Tools > Quarantine Manager;
    3. Now you can restore wecutil.exe files using checkboxes and then click on Restore button.
    MM

    P.S. For evaluation and intervention by the AdwCleaner developers, it's advisable to report possible F/Ps in the AdwCleaner forum.
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  3. Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,132
    All kinds
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Nothing is fixed, there's no change in ADW Cleaner, that's just damage control !!! I'm dropping it until next version which haven't been released since Malwarebytes took over.
    See here: ADW Cleaner ghosts - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Home x64
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    Hey. MM.

    Thank you for the heads up. I have written down that URL for reporting False Positives. Next time I will do that instead of being a lazy *******.

    Best regards.

    PS - In the interim, I am doing the same as CountMike. I will take AdwCleaner logs with a big pinch of salt.
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  5. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 731
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Hi:

    For the record, AFAIK AdwCleaner has always been considered a specialized tool intended primarily for use with expert guidance (not a routine DIY tool for everyday use by regular computer users).
    Indeed that is how it is listed at the Malwarebytes home page.
    And, like all such tools, false positives are always possible, as a trade-off with robust detection.
    There has been a long-standing FP thread at bleeping for several years long predating the purchase by Malwarebytes.

    Having said all that, I'm sure the devs are committed to improving the product.
    As with any software application, the optimal place to report possible bugs or FPs would be the vendor's own product forum.
    The devs monitor that board, but I can't be sure they monitor here or the huge number of other computer help fora.

    And having said all that, it's certainly up to you whether or not to use the tool.
    I'm not here as either a fan or a naysayer.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  6. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Home x64
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Agreed. I am still using it because it's a good tool.
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  7. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 143
    Win 7 8 and 10
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Agreed. I am still using it because it's a good tool.
    I cant see the need to run it all the time unless one of your virus/malware programs pick something up and you want to dig further.
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  8. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Home x64
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    Indeed. I use it for removing browsers infections prior to reformat PCs I got for service.
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 731
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       3 Weeks Ago #9

    Hi:

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Indeed. I use it for removing browsers infections prior to reformat PCs I got for service.
    I would think that most of the junk that AdwCleaner targets would be removed by the reformatting and Windows reinstall?
    In other words, if you're going to reformat anyway, I'm not sure AdwCleaner would be needed?

    <just sayin'>

    MM
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  10. Join Date : Oct 2016
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       3 Weeks Ago #10

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