Solved Really Strange AdwCleaner Experience

VFN

Member
I was advised to use AdwCleaner several weeks back when trying to check my system and it did find some harmless remnants. Just now I tried to open it and I was told to download the latest version. First, Chrome blocked it, but what's so strange is that my AdwCleaner disappeared from my desktop. I do have an AdwCleaner folder in my Program 86 folder but it just holds the logs. Is it possible that when I chose to update the program deleted itself? Never seen anything like this.

Thanks.

BTW, I don't really care about the program itself because I don't use it. (I saw it on my desktop so just clicked it out of boredom really.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
    CPU
    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache

VFN

Member
Wanted to add, if you guys didn't know, that the program doesn't install, you just download and use it from the desktop.

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
    CPU
    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
It is not uncommon that programs uninstall earlier releases when you install a later release. And I remember Adwcleaner doing that even before you downloaded the new version. The new Adwcleaner you downloaded is apparently a portable version. That's just as good. I am running the same version.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop

VFN

Member
Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
    CPU
    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache
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