Windows 10: Another false positive for AdwCleaner 6.030 today

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  1.    12 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       12 Nov 2016 #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.    12 Nov 2016 #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.    12 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 824
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       12 Nov 2016 #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.    12 Nov 2016 #6

    Agreed. I am still using it because it's a good tool.
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  7.    12 Nov 2016 #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.    12 Nov 2016 #8

    Indeed. I use it for removing browsers infections prior to reformat PCs I got for service.
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  9. Posts : 824
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       12 Nov 2016 #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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