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An Antivirus Named AdwCleaner founds Lenovo IM controller malicious

2019-07-24, 21:22 PM

Im using AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes security.When i update malware bytes and i started to scan it found maliciousm things named preinstalled.LenovoİmController like this and preinstalled.Hp  i dont know its malware or not ?

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Re: An Antivirus Named AdwCleaner founds Lenovo IM controller malicious

2019-07-25, 9:38 AM

Hello,

 

The Lenovo Modern IM Controller is a program used on Lenovo's computers to manage the interface between the Lenovo-specific hardware in the computer and the operating system.

 

This is most likely a false positive alarm (i.e., a report of malware when none is actually present) by Malwarebytes AdwCleaner.  I would suggest contacting Malwarebytes technical support directly to report it, so they can investigate further.

 

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Re: An Antivirus Named AdwCleaner founds Lenovo IM controller malicious

2019-07-25, 10:05 AM

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2019/07/your-device-your-choice-adwcleaner-now-detects-preinstalled-software/

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malwarebytes-adwcleaner-74-can-now-remove-bloatware-from-windows/

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Re: An Antivirus Named AdwCleaner founds Lenovo IM controller malicious

2019-07-26, 5:38 AM

AdwCleaner false positive questions can be reported here:

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/187-malwarebytes-adwcleaner/






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Re: An Antivirus Named AdwCleaner founds Lenovo IM controller malicious

2019-07-30, 17:35 PM

I tried AdwCleaner here.  After a scan, I was informed that no PUPs or Adware was found.  Then it took me to another screen where it reports on preinstalled software as shown below.  What it reports is correct - these are in fact preinstalled softwares.  If you choose to quarantine/remove them, you will lose function.  Vantage will stop working completely, and also some Fn hotkeys (like F11/F12). 

 

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