Windows 10: AdwCleaner Results - Chrome Solved


  1. Posts : 479
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       26 May 2017 #1

    AdwCleaner Results - Chrome


    [C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: aol.com [-]

    [C:\Users\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: ask.com



    AdwCleaner discovered the above in Chrome. Second time, same finding last week, previously deleted.

    Not having redirects, etc or other symptoms. Is this a concern ? Thoughts ?
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  2.    27 May 2017 #2

    Hello torre:

    The very best place to pose this type of question would have been to start your own topic at https://forums.malwarebytes.com/foru...leaner/?do=add.

    However, Malwarebytes' AdwCleaner has been continuously flagging & deleting those individual findings since at least last year, if not earlier. Those findings do not carry the weight of much more serious and damaging malware.

    Nearly all Malwarebytes' AdwCleaner users appreciate those findings and removals as they may not want those particular search provider choices made available for themselves or other users of that computer. Those search provider choices are always your call.

    HTH
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  3. Posts : 479
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       27 May 2017 #3

    Thanks for the info.

    Those search provider choices are always your call

    But I do not understand how Ask.com and AOL search was found in the Chrome Browser? Downloads ? However, when I download, I am very careful to watch for addons. And as stated it happened 2 weeks in a row. First time was deleted.
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       28 May 2017 #4

    They are probably cookies(from 3rd parties) that get set, or picked up) when you visit a site, because that site might use one of those search engines for in site searches or page to page maneuvering.

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  5. Posts : 479
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       28 May 2017 #5

    Thanks for the reply, Cliff.

    But since I clean the browser with CCleaner (and also the Chrome function), shouldn't they be deleted ?
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       29 May 2017 #6

    torre said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply, Cliff.

    But since I clean the browser with CCleaner (and also the Chrome function), shouldn't they be deleted ?
    If you, like I do, have Chrome set to sync everything, they could be coming back the next time you open it. Or they come back the next time you visit the site that sets them.

    In any case, I get the AOL one(twice actually) if I run AdwCleaner a couple days later after cleaning them out, too.

    Also it's a known thing at Malwarebytes Forums:
    AdWCleaner Repeating Finds - Malwarebytes AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes Forums

    Keep getting the same result - Malwarebytes AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes Forums

    Keep getting the same result - Malwarebytes AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes Forums

    The problem is, the users don't come back after the initial post, or say if the recommendation helped
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  7. Posts : 479
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       29 May 2017 #7

    Thanks, again ! I understand much better.
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       29 May 2017 #8

    torre said: View Post
    Thanks, again ! I understand much better.
    You're welcome torre
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