AdwCleaner 6.043

4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 (237 votes)

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Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Freeware / 35,232 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.

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  • Latest Changes

    - [ADD] - Support for NetSVCs (x32/x64)

    - [ADD] - Downloads scan (file/folder)

    - [ADD] - Increase debug verbosity while handling files/folders attributes

    - [UPD] - Update all translations

    - [UPD] - Scan more registry elements

    - [UPD] - Speed up and improve uninstallation

Reviews of AdwCleaner

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 6.043 (Jan 29, 2017)

    too many false positives

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    Morningdove

    Reviewing 6.043 (Jan 27, 2017)

    The downloaded installer is also the program's executable file. When executed, the program is silently installed in the ROOT directory of drive C and scans drive C only. The installer offers no options and creates no shortcuts. AdwCleaner executes at the conclusion of the installation. Running the installer is the only way to execute the program.

    Desiring to scan a different drive containing extracted portables, the install and execute file was placed on the desired drive hoping it would install and scan that location. It didn't solve the problem as drive C is hardcoded to be the only drive that can be scanned.

    Scanning the drive found three threats. First, it offered to delete the program folder of a legitimate application. If allowed to continue, the program's uninstaller would also be deleted making it difficult to remove the remains of that program. Second, it found start menu entries for two legitimate programs but not the programs themselves or their associated registry entries. If these were true threats only their shortcuts would be deleted.

    IMO AdwCleaner is the crudest program I have seen in quite a while.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    Steve1209

    Reviewing 6.040 (Dec 5, 2016)

    Working Perfectly now, I use Malwarebytes premium latest Beta 3.0.4 so that may help?

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    tim_tester

    Reviewing 6.030 (Oct 21, 2016)

    super looks like Malwarbytes bought them out

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 5.200 (Jun 18, 2016)

    First class but make sure flagged issues are genuine as it can flag genuine programs/files as suspicious, but still a great product for cleaning up an infected PC !

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