1.    21 Sep 2017 #1
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    is ADWcleaner included in Malwarebytes.


    Hello.

    I recently noticed that Malwarebytes obtained ADWcleaner is it included now in Malwarebytes premium which I have running on my PC or do I still need to run it separately?

    Thanks
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  2.    21 Sep 2017 #2
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    No it isn’t included in MBAM so yes you need to run it seperately.
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  3.    21 Sep 2017 #3
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    Aha, thanks Bastet that explains why when I ran it this morning it found some adware pups.

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  4.    21 Sep 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby44 View Post
    Aha, thanks Bastet that explains why when I ran it this morning it found some adware pups.

    Best
    I guess the most important reason that it is separate, is the fact that ADWCleaner will want to reboot to fully clean the bad guys out. Not real graceful if it were included in a real-time product like MBAM. Hence, separate.
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  5.    21 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    I guess the most important reason that it is separate, is the fact that ADWCleaner will want to reboot to fully clean the bad guys out...
    I thought AdwCleaner is separate because it's a standalone scanner that requires no installation, whereas MBAM requires a full install before you can use it. A heavily infested machine may block installing MBAM, but AdwCleaner can be downloaded to a USB using a clean machine then run from the USB to clean up the dirty one.
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  6.    21 Sep 2017 #6
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    Thanks gents.
    I thought as I have Malwarebytes Premium and MBAM has obtained ADWcleaner it would be part of the Premium product but now I know it's not.
    I like how Bree explains it as I can use it as my "silent assassin" via my usb to clean up my PC, not that I expect to have a HEAVILY INFECTED MACHINE never ever. Yeah right, never say never.

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  7.    21 Sep 2017 #7
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    You might like to add Bleeping Computer's RKill to your 'assassin's toolkit'...
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/
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  8.    21 Sep 2017 #8
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    Thank you Bree.
    I do have Kaspersky running with all the above and all seem happy together is Rkill compatible too?

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  9.    21 Sep 2017 #9
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    Rkill searches for and stops known malware processes. It doesn't clean the system, the processes will start again if you reboot. Its purpose it to kill any processes that would try to block you from running your cleaners.
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