Manual removal instructions for Adware-Remover

The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Adware-Remover" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • malware

Adware-Remover claims to be an antivirus solution. If it is installed on the computer it detects some spyware even if the computer is a totally clean machine. If the user wants to fix these problems, he has to purchase a licence.
Removal Instructions:


Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "AdwareRemover" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\AdwareRemover.exe /scanstartup".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "Adware Remover".


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\Adware Remover.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\filekiller.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Adware Remover\Adware Remover.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Adware Remover\Uninstall.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Adware Remover\Website.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\Adware Remover.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\AdwareRemover.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\Logs\debug.log".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\Logs\ObjectsFound.log".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\spydb.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\version.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Alexa Related\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Alexa Related\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Browser Hijack\helper.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cookies\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cookies\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cookies\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cookies\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\registry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor\registrypaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eAcceleration\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eAcceleration\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\FSG\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\FSG\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\FSG\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\HuntBar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\HuntBar\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\HuntBar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\HuntBar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\providers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net\uninstallers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer\providers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\Adware Remover.lnk".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Adware-Remover uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\Adware Remover".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\Logs".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\AdRoar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Alexa Related".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Browser Hijack".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\BroadcastPC".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cookies".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Cydoor".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eAcceleration".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\eUniverse".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\FSG".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\GAIN".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\HuntBar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\MarketScore".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\New.Net".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\WebHancer".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\VX2".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\Twain-Tech".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Adware Remover\SpyWares\TV Media".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Adware-Remover uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!


You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "Adware Remover" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\".
  • Delete the registry key "AdwareRemover.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".
If Adware-Remover uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.