Windows Repair Toolbox - Have you tried it?

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  1. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    This is a great idea, and it lead me to trying your software for the first time just now. However, at the moment it has major issues with false positives. This is because it will match every folder that contains an antivirus name as part of its name. For example the folder Presets, get detected as ESET, due to it finding the word ESET in presets.
     
  2. AlexCa

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    #82 AlexCa, Oct 3, 2017
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    Hey @roger_m , thank you for trying it out and for the feedback!
    The detections are case-sensitive, so it will detect a folder named "PRESETS" - capital letters - , but it will not detect a folder named "presets" or "Presets" as you mentioned. It's not that bad :D I'll fix it (in this case, I'll make it look for an exact match with "ESET"), and I'll also look for other more obvious situations like that. Thank you for pointing that one out!
     
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    #83 AlexCa, Oct 6, 2017
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    Hi all, I've released version 2.0.0.3 of WRT. This version contains improvements to the "AVLeftovers" functionality that I've added in the last version:

    - Made several changes in order to improve detections and reduce false positives.

    - Removed detections regarding some older discontinued AV's, and added several other detections (so there's no longer a total correspondence with the "AV Uninstall Tools Pack").

    - Increased the size of the form so that it's easier to look at the paths when the nodes are expanded.

    While this functionality is not perfect - false positives can occur and it will not tell us the exact version of the AV detected - , I think that it will make the task much easier. Admittedly it relies in part in the knowledge and the experience of the user to cover the two weak-spots mentioned above. If you guys feel like, give it a go and tell me what you think. The tool doesn't change or remove anything (and neither is it supposed to do so), but it only reports (if you right-click a node you'll only have the options to copy the path or to open it - in order to allow to examine the contents).

    Thank you.
     
  4. roger_m

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    It detecting over AV vendors on my system, with no false positives now.
     
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  5. AlexCa

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    I've just released another update (version 2.0.0.4). Sorry for the successive update! It's a fix to the "AVLeftovers" search, that under some circumstances would display an unnecessary error message that required the user to click ok for the search to continue.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    It still does not remember settings like Minimal Mode and Unattended Fix email settings. :(
     
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  7. AlexCa

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    @TairikuOkami, thank you for the heads up! The normal version is supposed to save all the settings, but the email settings were not included (the minimal mode setting is saved though). I'll add it for the next version, thank you!

    The portable version will only save the branding settings, because is meant to be used "on the go" and in several different computers.

    Tip: you can run Windows Repair Toolbox in a safe/minimal mode by running the "start_WRT_in_reduced_functionality_mode.bat" file.
     
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    #88 AlexCa, Oct 29, 2017
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    Hello everyone, I've just released version 2.0.0.5 of WRT. Here's what changed:

    - The .zip and other archive files will now be automatically deleted after extraction, in order to save space.

    - Fixed: The email settings were not being saved (this is only applicable to the normal version, the portable version only saves the branding settings). Thanks to @TairikuOkami for reporting.

    - The progress label will now indicate when .zip files are being extracted after download ("Extracting please wait...").

    - Some other internal fixes and improvements.

    Thank you!
     
  9. AlexCa

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    Hi all,

    can I have some recommendations for a tool to replace Junkware Removal Tool in the "Malware Removal" tab?

    Thank you!
     
  10. amico81

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    adwcleaner from malwarebytes...little and fine program against PUP/ADWARE/JUNKWARE

    AdwCleaner
     
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  15. AlexCa

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    @amico81
    Thank you for your suggestion for ADWCleaner! But it's already present in WRT.

    @TairikuOkami
    Thank you for reminding me of ZHPCleaner and for the link to the test!
    However, I ultimately decided to go with Norton Power Eraser.

    Here's what's changed in version 2.0.0.6 of Windows Repair Toolbox.

    Added: immediate auto-deletion of canceled or interrupted downloads, in order to save space and to prevent errors.

    Replaced: Junkware Removal Tool with Norton Power Eraser.

    As we know JRT is going to be discontinued; and ADWCleaner, that is already present in Windows Repair Toolbox, already "incorporate all of JRT functionalities, with exception of minor temp file cleaning".

    Thank you!
     
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  16. AlexCa

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    Hello everyone, I've just released version 2.0.0.7 of WRT. Here's what changed:

    - Fixed a bug in the portable version of WRT: if "Windows_Repair_Toolbox.zip" was extracted directly (right-click > "Extract Here") to the root of a drive, the programs would download but would not run. The error was: "The system cannot find the file specified".

    - When the "Clear downloads" button, in the "Settings" tab, was clicked, it would always ask if the user wanted to delete any custom tools that might have been added or downloaded. This was annoying and the user could accidentally delete the programs that he manually had placed in the custom tools folder. Now it will only be given the option to delete the downloaded custom tools (and not the added) - what makes the most sense -, and the message box that gives that option will only show when those exist.

    - Added an informative warning message when the "Norton Power Eraser" button is clicked.

    - Changed the description under "How to use:" in the "Custom Tools" tab.

    - Updated Notepad++ to the version 7.5.2.

    - Some other internal and minor changes.

    Thank you!
     
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