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  1. If you need to run DISM and SFC at every boot, there's a far bigger problem at hand. It's like trying to put a giant band-aid over a papercut.

    You mentioned an old hard drive. Let's say that is what it's running on (I did skim this thread I admit). If that old hard drive isn't doing well, why do you want to increase the activity on it and only allow the condition to deteriorate faster?

    DISM is only necessary if SFC finds errors. Even then, SFC is only for when you're noticing problems on the computer.

    Adding on, Windows Update shouldn't really be an issue. It almost sounds as though the online connection may be the issue. Either way, the Windows Update Troubleshooter works wonders.

    I'll also add on that my Anti-Malware Toolkit has a Tasks menu. In it, you can run SFC, DISM, DISM & SFC back to back, even a Windows Update fix.

  2. When running a scan I saw the uninstaller for my software was flagged.

    -Log Details-
    Scan Date: 8/17/20
    Scan Time: 9:02 PM
    Log File: 770091f4-e0ee-11ea-8031-9829a645ae46.json
    -Software Information-
    Components Version: 1.0.1003
    Update Package Version: 1.0.28633
    License: Free
    -System Information-
    OS: Windows 10 (Build 19041.450)
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User: J-LT\J
    -Scan Summary-
    Scan Type: Custom Scan
    Scan Initiated By: Manual
    Result: Cancelled
    Objects Scanned: 177502
    Threats Detected: 2
    Threats Quarantined: 0
    Time Elapsed: 27 min, 41 sec
    -Scan Options-
    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Enabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Detect
    PUM: Detect
    -Scan Details-
    Process: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Module: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Registry Key: 1
    Malware.Heuristic.107, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{8CF55DA3-369F-4A04-8C91-E694D34E014A}_is1, No Action By User, 1000001, 0, , , , , , 
    Registry Value: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Data Stream: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Folder: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    File: 1
    Malware.Heuristic.107, C:\PROGRAM FILES\LUNARSOFT\ANTI-MALWARE TOOLKIT\UNINS000.EXE, No Action By User, 1000001, 0, 1.0.28633, 00000000000000000000006B, dds, 00856520, 31F72F8D1F44EB394AAA03D6B6F385A5, 275685C9A2479FE6251EF720CC48BD015D20F1E8B24B3C9A404852AFF905B6D5
    Physical Sector: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    WMI: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


  3. On 7/31/2020 at 5:52 AM, nukecad said:

    Then Storage Sense on and a Disc Cleanup once a month.

    This is all you really need. I typically set Storage Sense to Once a Week when I turn it on for client computers. Disk Cleanup takes care of everything that really should be touched. Leave Delivery Optimization alone if you have more than one PC on your local network, as updates can be shared from an up-to-date PC on the network.

  4. I'm glad HWInfo doesn't push that partnership at all, just that one button which I've never pressed until you brought it to my attention.

    CCleaner has had issues for years, wish Microsoft left it flagged for the crapware it is.


    I too wrote about how CCleaner has become obsolete. The registry cleaner is snake oil, don't like how they insert a method to skip the UAC check either, that's shady behaviour.


  5. On 4/4/2019 at 10:03 PM, mbyuser said:

    unsure if this has been posted I did look however I might have missed it.

    the latest version of adaware  is picking up spyblaster/spybots hots files again.

    AdwCleaner[S51].txt 5.05 kB · 8 downloads

    It may be detecting those domains (or simply the fact that the hosts file has changed) as a potential malicious change.

    Truth be told, the hosts file is not meant to block domains and is a common misconception/misuse of the hosts file. It's main intent is to help direct a (few) domains to new IP addresses, such as in the case that DNS has not propagated with updates.

    If you'd like to learn more about it, you can read about Blocking Malware and Advertisements Safely.

  6. @Elisabeth please reread my post. I'm sorry but your response sounds like a canned response and that my message was not read.

    Specifically, reread this segment quoted below:

    On 12/19/2018 at 5:47 AM, Tarun said:

    Whether you click Clean & Reboot Later or the red X at the top right, it will still clean and reboot.

    To reiterate, this means...

    • When I click Clean & Reboot Later AdwCleaner still forces a reboot as soon as cleaning is complete. As such, it is not honouring where I would control when the reboot happens.
    • When I click the red X at the top of the options for cleaning, it still forces a reboot as soon as cleaning is complete. Despite that the X was clicked to signify not performing and cleaning or rebooting at all.

    The original post is stating the expected results, what actually happens, and the steps to reproduce this bug.


  7. The anti-spam/captcha is the key issue, not really that of IPS. As such, it's actually Google's fault for such a poorly implemented method of stopping bots. It's annoying for anyone and everyone. They were supposed to come out with one where you never had to click anything, called Invisible Recaptcha.

    I now see they're working on a version 3, which sounds promising. No one wants to be harassed by unnecessary clicks and puzzles.

  8. The site never clearly describes what the software is doing or how it's doing it.

    "PCs are slow by design" - seriously? You are seriously trying to market your software by saying that a PC is slow by design? That is the most absurd thing I've read all day. :lol:


    PC "optimizers" (game "boosters", RAM optimizers/cleaners, register optimizers/cleaners, etc.) do more harm than good to any computer system. They advertise that they can do all of these wondrous things that will make your computer run so much better, faster, and be more responsive. When in fact they stop services that are running for a good reason (leave services alone!), try to "defrag" your RAM, and many other unnecessary things that degrade your computers performance instead of optimizing it.

    As @Zynthesist has said and I fully agree with, this is indeed a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). I would immediately uninstall this "Fast!" software from any computer I'd work on.

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