AdwCleaner 4.105

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (126 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 17,693 downloads

AdwCleaner is a tool that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs), Hijackers, and more. It works with a Search and a Deletion Mode.

Reviews of AdwCleaner

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.105 (Dec 9, 2014)

    Scratch my previous review. It does do an update to a database but still removes the program and tells you to download the latest. If this were a MS product we would be condemning this behaviour.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.102 (Nov 27, 2014)

    GREAT!! It would seem that I wasn't the only one who found the update system rather tedious. Upon first load it updates a database file.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.102 (Nov 24, 2014)

    Does a good job of seeking out malware but should be used with caution as can flag some legitimate keys or folders as bad when they are OK, so check carefully what the program intends to delete.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.308 (Aug 24, 2014)

    It's does a decent job but it's update system is a real pain. Rather than silently updating a definition file you are told to download the latest version of the program each time and the old is automatically removed. It has been updated 4x this month already.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.308 (Aug 23, 2014)

    Quite ok.

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