|Which adwcleaner app did you use? There are several of very similar name out there and not all are quite what they seem or claim to be...|
Do you have any restore points set to a date/time prior to the adwcleaner app operation?
If so.. try going back to one prior to the current problem; and even the virus attack.
The utilities recommended here regularly and known to be safe include:
adwcleaner (this version may not the one you used...)
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
JRT will install itself to the desktop from where you run it. It will open into a small dos style window; follow the instructions therein. JRT will reboot the system as part of its process.
And also the Kaspersky Rescue disk.
Download the ISO for Kaspersky; burn to a DVD; boot up with that DVD. It will load a Linux bases system into RAM only. Then will go online to update itself and then scan your system fully.
There is also an excellent utility here:
Which is free (as are all of the above); safe to use - I have used it a couple of times recently and it does what it says on the tin... They appreciate a wee donation if so inclined; but do NOT insist on or demand one...
Any logs generated by "any" of the above utilities - retain for further help; as likely others will take you a little further in the process of cleaning out an assortment of junk, pests, nasties, etc. - many of which you may not even be aware are there...
Run the above in the order as posted...; although you can run Kaspersky first if you wish. It "will" take a wee while to do its job, so time for tea 'n cake or whatever...? Kaspersky regards the hard drive merely as a resource and will not install itself there - unless somehow you tell it to (which don't). It will however access and scan it fully if you let it (which do).
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