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Offline Chim

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avast Browser Cleanup Tool Q
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:44:18 PM »
Does the avast Browser Cleanup Tool search for and remove only Toolbars that are deemed possibly dangerous?

Yesterday I ran it on my sister's computer and it declared it clean.
At that point, Incredibar and IMVU Toolbar were still in my sister's computer.  I subsequently manually removed them with Revo Uninstaller.

So ARE Incredibar and IMVU Toolbar something that the avast Browser Toolbar was supposed to have detected and removed?  Does avast need to add those 2 Toolbars to the Tool's list?  Or are they not considered dangerous and that's why they were purposely skipped?
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Re: avast Browser Cleanup Tool Q
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 04:31:25 PM »
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Re: avast Browser Cleanup Tool Q
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 04:39:42 PM »
Browser Cleanup Tool is useless same as Software Updater.You
already have Revo Uninstaller.I also recommend AdwCleaner.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml

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Re: avast Browser Cleanup Tool Q
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 05:02:39 PM »
Alright, Asyn, I went and posted my comment over on the avast Browser Cleanup Tool Forum.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: avast Browser Cleanup Tool Q
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
Alright, Asyn, I went and posted my comment over on the avast Browser Cleanup Tool Forum.

Thanks for the heads up.

NP Chim.
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