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Crosspost from the Toolslib forum:

Today I stumbled upon this detection whilst using Adwcleaner

***** [ Registry ] *****

PUP.Optional.YahooChrome, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo\SS

Afterwards I scanned with other virusscanners (Malwarebytes, MBAR, and Roguekiller) and none of them detected aforementioned registery key. Thus, it seems like a false positive generated by adwcleaner. 

Can someone confirm this?

Kind regards, 

P.S. I noticed someone else reported it too: https://toolslib.net/forum/viewthread/13127-false-positives-v7/

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Sure, here they are:

# AdwCleaner - Logfile created on Sat Aug 26 17:05:46 2017
# Updated on 2017/29/08 by Malwarebytes 
# Running on Windows 8.1 (X64)
# Mode: clean
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support

***** [ Services ] *****

No malicious services deleted.

***** [ Folders ] *****

No malicious folders deleted.

***** [ Files ] *****

No malicious files deleted.

***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs cleaned.

***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious WMI cleaned.

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No malicious shortcuts cleaned.

***** [ Tasks ] *****

No malicious tasks deleted.

***** [ Registry ] *****

Deleted: [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Yahoo\SS

***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Firefox entries deleted.

***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Chromium entries deleted.


::Tracing keys deleted
::Winsock settings cleared
::Additional Actions: 0


In addition, my AdwCleaner scan on the 24th of August was clean. 

EDIT: I should add that both and (beta) detected this registry key. 

Edited by Rand923452X
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