Jump to content

ADWCleaner 8.0.1 stuck on scanning


Recommended Posts

I've been trying to run some malware removal tools on this really old computer to salvage some decade old photos and stuff. Managed to run Malwarebytes latest version no problem, took 8 hours with rootkit scanning turned on.Found some malware, cleaned it up. After that, I tried running ADWCleaner and for the first time that I ran, it kinda worked. Found some malware, cleaned it up.


Days go by, I found another HDD prone to be cleaned, and plugged it into the same computer, ran Malwarebytes again no problem, but now ADWCleaner get's stuck at around 30k files every time (Malwarebytes scan with rootkit scanned through 270k ish files). I unplugged the external HDD, I tried uninstalling both programs and starting from scratch, nothing. It never got past file 29575 or whatever. Currently 22hrs passed and has been on the same file for at least 20hrs.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Staff

***This is an automated reply***


Thanks for posting in the AdwCleaner Help forum.
In order to help us assist you to resolve your issue, please post or attach your latest AdwCleaner log files with your post. https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3347

Someone will reply shortly, but in the meantime here are a few resources which may help resolve your issue:

Thanks in advance for your patience.

-The Malwarebytes Forum Team





Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Hello @LnZi

Can we get some logs please with the drive connected


Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply as well.

Thank you



Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.