Winaero as malware - is this credible?

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  1. Posts : 1,816
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       #11

    flashh4 said:
    We were taught in Malware Removal school to have our clients remove it !
    Which one? Do they offer courses on Zoom? Discounts for old farts senior citizens?
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       #12

    @x509 ............ Not supposed to advertise which one but Google is your friend & it was free when i took it ! Not sure now ! And no courses on zoom ! And i am old also but was younger when i took it ! Still have to go back for refresher courses now & then because of new programs to remove Malware, Trojans and other bad guys ! Good Luck !!
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  3. Posts : 282
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       #13

    VirusTotal

    The general consensus is four hits and you toss. Behaviors look benign.
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  4. Posts : 26,550
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       #14

    I have used Winaero Tweaker for years without any Malware or other issues.
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       #15

    Josey Wales said:
    I have used Winaero Tweaker for years without any Malware or other issues.
    one of the best by far
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       #16

    x509 said:
    Which one? Do they offer courses on Zoom? Discounts for old farts senior citizens?
    If you are brave:
    Malware Videos in depth | GeGeek

    Don't use these unless there is a specific need.
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  7. Posts : 7,965
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       #17

    I use WinAero Tweaker to disable the acrylic blur at login and change the icon, title and menu bar fonts with no problems.
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       #18

    x509 said:
    Win 10 Tweaker Unwanted Application - Uninstall instructions, and PC cleanup

    What do you guys think? I have Winaero installed on my system, Win 10 Pro, and Norton Security does not flag this program.
    I tried to download the "Winaero Tweaker" via a button on the winaero.com website and ended up with "McAffee virus alert" popups that wanted me to pay for virus protection, and eventually froze my PC. I turned it off, and restarted ok, but I'm still getting the popups! What I downladed came from the "PC App Store", and Googling that shows that it's known as a "PC App Store Adware Virus".
    The same pop ups (but downloaded elsewhere) are mentioned here...
    Solved: McAfee Support Community - McAfee you are at risk pop up! - McAfee Support Community

    Does anyone know where I can download the "Winaero Tweaker" (when I get rid of the popups) without having all this hassle?
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  9. Posts : 7,082
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       #19

    Davsoz said:
    I tried to download the "Winaero Tweaker" via a button on the winaero.com website and ended up with "McAffee virus alert" popups that wanted me to pay for virus protection, and eventually froze my PC. I turned it off, and restarted ok, but I'm still getting the popups! What I downladed came from the "PC App Store", and Googling that shows that it's known as a "PC App Store Adware Virus".
    The same pop ups (but downloaded elsewhere) are mentioned here...
    Solved: McAfee Support Community - McAfee you are at risk pop up! - McAfee Support Community

    Does anyone know where I can download the "Winaero Tweaker" (when I get rid of the popups) without having all this hassle?
    Sort out your browser. It's displaying web push notifcations "Fake McAfee" warnings because you allowed notifications when visiting some website.

    See instructions for commonly used browsers here:

    https://www.mcafee.com/support/?loca...l=article-view

    As for Winaero Tweaker:

    Official download links are here:

    Winaero Tweaker

    However if you didn't understand the pitfalls of web push notifications then I suggest that you don't use this program without a backup.
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  10. Posts : 7,082
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       #20

    Davsoz said:
    The same pop ups (but downloaded elsewhere) are mentioned here...
    If using Edge - In Edge's address bar copy and paste:

    edge://settings/content/notifications

    Press Enter.

    Remove the offending website

    Otherwise refer to the link I posted for other browsers.

    Also see:

    Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused
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