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So yesterday night as I was looking on youtube I decided to run a scan using Malwarebytes. It found 15 malwares and all of them were PUP including some (2) that were Adware.Yontoo.

I quarantined them, and I said to myself " It's alright now." but guess what, I ran another scan and there was one PUP that was still showing everytime I ran a scan, so I uninstalled google chrome, I installed AdwCleaner I ran a scan, and I cleared everything. I restarded my pc and boom. "PUP File" So I went to where the location of the PUP was and I deleted the whole Google folder.

After that I scanned again on Malwarebytes, no threats were found, I ran a scan on AdwCleaner and no more threats found.

Did I do the right thing? (I also cleaned and stopped all of the google sync)


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Hello @Deaglesor:

Perhaps a conventional Google Chrome uninstall, through the Windows control panel (appwiz.cpl), would have been a better choice due to the "remnants" still present in the system's registry hives and the user's AppData Google directories, etc.

A re-install of Chrome might now show the PUPs are still gone.  And even if you are no longer interested in using Chrome, that new opportunity to uninstall in the best way would then be yours.

Additionally, starting your own topic in the Windows Malware Removal Help & Support sub-forum would have given you the assistance of a staffer or a Malwarebytes approved malware removal expert along with a possible additional system cleanup.

Viable 3rd party utilities are also available to assist in a very thorough removal of Windows installed applications.  VS Revo Group's Revo Uninstaller (free or Pro) comes to mind first.

If additional trouble is experienced, please give the above some thought or let the forum know here.


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