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  1. After running a Malwarebytes (free edition) scan on my Windows Vista desktop, a piece of malware named "Hijack.SearchBar" was discovered along with 6 PUPs. I did a little research and found that the file is likely adware slowing down the computer (probably downloaded secretly along with some other download). During my research, I found that I should run adwcleaner first. Is this correct? Well, I ran adwcleaner's scan after downloading it and found many files marked for deletion, and adwcleaner instructed me to uncheck any files I didn't wish to delete. I know a bit about computers, but I wouldn't consider myself "computer savy." Thus, I wanted to know if adwcleaner will accidentally delete any important or critical files. Will it delete any files that I want? I only ask because some files/folders in the "C:\" directory were marked for deletion which seemed important (e.g. "C:\reboot.exe"). P.S. Sorry if all of this sounds stupid. As I mentioned, I don't have a ton of computer knowledge.
  2. After running a Malwarebytes (free edition) scan on Windows Vista desktop, a piece of malware named "Hijack.SearchBar" was discovered along with 6 PUPs. I did a little research and found that the file is likely adware slowing down the computer (probably downloaded secretly along with some other dowload). During my research, I found that I should run adwcleaner first. Is this correct? Well, I ran adwcleaner's scan after downloading it and found many files marked for deletion, and adwcleaner instructed me to uncheck any files I didn't wish to delete. I know a bit about computers, but I wouldn't consider myself "computer savy." Thus, I wanted to know if adwcleaner will accidentally delete any important or critical files. Will it delete files I want? I only ask because some files/folders in the "C:\" directory were marked for deletion which seemed important (e.g. "C:\reboot.exe"). P.S. Sorry if all of this sounds silly. As I mentioned, I don't have a lot of computer knowledge.
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