AdwCleaner AdwCleaner 7.4.1 for Windows

by Malwarebytes Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (275 votes)

File Details

File Size 7.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 41,412
Publisher Malwarebytes Corp.
Homepage AdwCleaner

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v7.4.1 on Sep 6, 2019

beta news can you ban this spam bot below?

Someone

Someone reviewed v7.3 on Jul 10, 2019

Your are shared a quality blog and i am really happy to learn it. the windows users are know how do i http://controlpanelwindows10.com and easy to install that, the peoples have more enjoying to use it because it will be working very well.

Someone

Someone reviewed v7.3 on May 30, 2019

Looking the online site here https://freerobuxgenerator.net and seen the latest free robox game it is the very famous to all world.

some guy

some guy reviewed v7.3 on Apr 5, 2019

great light weight scanner

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v7.2.2 Beta on Jul 12, 2018

The program was bought by malwarebytes and they totally killed it. It just sits there now, crashes, and never cleans anything. Older versions still work so its an issue with the new owners. Way to screw it up there guys

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v7.1.0.0 on Apr 14, 2018

The latest version 7.1 does not work, nice job malwarebytes!

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v6.040 on Dec 5, 2016

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

tim_tester

tim_tester reviewed v6.030 on Oct 21, 2016

super looks like Malwarbytes bought them out

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v5.200 on 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 !

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v5.112 on Apr 18, 2016

Last 3 versions have been crashing my Win 10 X64 on the clean, this was always great, now has a problem for me, not sure why they have updated last 3 days or so but not good for me right now unfortunately!

Avg. Rating 4.1 (275 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v7.4.1 on Sep 6, 2019

Pros: good lightweight

Cons: not a real deep scan

Bottom Line: beta news can you ban this spam bot below?

Someone reviewed v7.3 on Jul 10, 2019

Pros: best for the learning.

Cons: eaisy track for the all user

Bottom Line: Your are shared a quality blog and i am really happy to learn it. the windows users are know how do i http://controlpanelwindows10.com and easy to install that, the peoples have more enjoying to use it because it will be working very well.

Someone reviewed v7.3 on May 30, 2019

Pros: pokemon

Cons: pikachu

Bottom Line: Looking the online site here https://freerobuxgenerator.net and seen the latest free robox game it is the very famous to all world.

some guy

some guy reviewed v7.3 on Apr 5, 2019

Pros: works fine on windows 7

Cons: none

Bottom Line: great light weight scanner

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v7.2.2 Beta on Jul 12, 2018

Pros: dead

Cons: dead

Bottom Line: The program was bought by malwarebytes and they totally killed it. It just sits there now, crashes, and never cleans anything. Older versions still work so its an issue with the new owners. Way to screw it up there guys

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v7.1.0.0 on Apr 14, 2018

Pros: doesnt work

Cons: doesnt work

Bottom Line: The latest version 7.1 does not work, nice job malwarebytes!

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v6.040 on Dec 5, 2016

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

tim_tester

tim_tester reviewed v6.030 on Oct 21, 2016

super looks like Malwarbytes bought them out

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v5.200 on 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 !

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v5.112 on Apr 18, 2016

Last 3 versions have been crashing my Win 10 X64 on the clean, this was always great, now has a problem for me, not sure why they have updated last 3 days or so but not good for me right now unfortunately!

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.104 on Mar 22, 2016

picks up what others might miss, very fast scan non bloat .

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v5.004 on Aug 28, 2015

Excellent and trust-worthy

jokersbackintown

jokersbackintown reviewed v5.003 on Aug 23, 2015

great tool. i highly recommend using this in safe mode though in order to make sure everything it finds is successfully removed. however it will work fine running it on the desktop in "normal" boot up mode as well as it has never failed to remove anything on my end.

zagsur

zagsur reviewed v4.113 on Mar 23, 2015

I like it!
Tool for removing tons of app-crap from many computers.
If you infected by PUP - you must use AdwCleaner.
But, don't forget - use it in a safe mode.
Respect.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v4.111 on Feb 19, 2015

an absolute must have in the malware tool box.

-1

-1 reviewed v4.108 on Jan 24, 2015

I have a similar tale to relate from a couple weeks ago, Straspey, except I (unfortunately) did the cleaning. I threw everything at it, including AdwCleaner. It worked well.

Within days, they got it reinfected. I'm not helping them again, except to tell them to run AdwCleaner.

Straspey

Straspey reviewed v4.107 on Jan 8, 2015

Last week, a family member called in a panic because he went to some snarky website and the next thing he knew his computer was awash in hijacked browsers, popups and all sorts of stuff.

I told him to download this program, run it, and say "yes" to everything it wanted to clean.

He did it -- and his system was returned to its previous happy state.

Then guess what he did ?

He went right back to the very same website and got re-infected AGAIN -- the exact same way!

So he went back and ran AdwCleaner another time, and it saved him this time as well.

(sigh...)

You know what they say --

"Fool me once, shame on you --

Fool me twice, I'm an a s s h o l e."

some guy

some guy reviewed v4.107 on Jan 8, 2015

another nice tool to have does the job well that others might have missed

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.105 on 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.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.102 on 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.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.102 on 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.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.308 on 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.

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v3.308 on Aug 23, 2014

Quite ok.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v3.212 on Jun 6, 2014

Works a treat, picked up stuff other AVs and A/Malware programs didn't and a small footprint too.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v3.211 on May 27, 2014

yes, I'm aware. But what it is good at doing is scouring the systems and cleaning junk files. Couple that with MBAM, and it's a pretty decent combination.

Nice try? don't troll. it's unbecoming.

mtec

mtec reviewed v3.208 on May 13, 2014

Umm, Lord, you do realize that ccleaner is not intended to clean malware or viruses??? Nice try though. Overall great product though.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v3.023 on Apr 2, 2014

I've been doing IT assurance and security for over 20 years, and have tested and used a number of programs like this one. I tried this one the other day on an infection that ccleaner, malware bytes, eset, and NAV were unable to detect and kill. This one did; fast and easy.

It's now in my digital toolbox of must haves. Get this.
The link here is kind of confusing. Get it from bleepingcomputer. Here's the direct link: http://www.bleepingcompu...nload/adwcleaner/dl/125/

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v3.022 on Mar 21, 2014

Excellent program. One of my occasional clients had the "conduit" adware program, which surprisingly mcafee stinger/malwarebytes combo couldn't remove. After using ADWcleaner once and rebooting, malwarebytes removed the remnants.
3 cheers for ADWcleaner HoorahHoorahHoorah!

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v3.021 on Mar 11, 2014

great

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v3.019 on Feb 17, 2014

5 stars

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v3.018 on Jan 29, 2014

a solid go to app for cleaning adware

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v3.014 on Dec 3, 2013

Simple to use, fast and useful.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.007 on Oct 10, 2013

Tried this and UN-Hackme is better

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v3.005 on Sep 26, 2013

I tested this App the other day, but because It's par for the course I
didn't bother to review it. Soooooooo. 3* cos It's an alternative.

Here's a bit of a share for Noobs.
IF, you have tons of Apps either Installed or zipped on your C: drive, & Especially Collections of Apps stashed on External HDD's. Get an Application that will search for files inside Compressed files too. EG: (.Zip .Rar .Exe) etc.
NOW.. Do a search for this fella: ocsetuphlp.dll
You can safely delete every Instance of it. Send 'it to Hell.
It is the Gateway to "Open Candy" & is Usually packed into certain FreeWare to get Revenue via Advertising, which keeps Apps Free.
IF.. You find that (ocsetuphlp.dll) has gotten into some Installed proggy files on C: drive, I would seriously consider changing you A/v software.
Google or Wiki for Info ref O/candy...... Keep Safe..!! (~_^)

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.005 on Sep 24, 2013

If you use this research thoroughly before deleting anything as you should with all such programs as it does flag legitimate files & registry entries as suspect.

Remax

Remax reviewed v3.000 on Aug 18, 2013

It is helpful... but it would be much better to allow commandline capabilities for unattended use.

Also... can you add the ability to launch the program in a way where we can specify specific files that the program does not force to close? For instance... if I am helping a client remotely it closes my remote connection.

Something like:
/Exclude:file.exe,file2.exe,file3.exe

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.000 on Aug 15, 2013

It seems much improved as to the FP ideas it has, use with extreme caution though & research before following it's advice.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.302 on Jun 7, 2013

@Output Overboard FYI - This program can really cause problems it still feels that for example::

Folder Found : C:\ProgramData\InstallMate
Folder Found : C:\Users\xyz\AppData\Local\PackageAware

Are suspect, they certainly are not & will cause problems if these folders are removed & will 'un-licence' several programs - Such as 'ExpressRip' & the graphics program 'FluidMask' both bought & legally licensed.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions (several)

Are also suspect & neither are they, one of these is 'DoNotTrack' another 'Autoruns' - Actually everything this program finds is legitimate.

It also felt that 'iSyncConduit.dll) part of the 'Apple Mobile Device Support' (and in the Apple folder) is part of the Malware 'Conduit Search' once again it's not - Removing this will break iTunes (maybe that's a good thing though?)

Beware when using (bloody dangerous) ~

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v2.301 on May 22, 2013

This has become a regular in my computer toolbox.
It's portable.
It's very fast.
Shows you what it finds and allows you to decide whether to want to go along with it or abort.
Removes Babylon, Delta and many other "cool" search bars completely.
To the French guy who made this... merci!

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.301 on May 17, 2013

I would call this a dangerous tool

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.300 on May 15, 2013

for advanced users only it is 5 stars but others it is 2 stars
it removes important good programs along with the bad ones
and it has zero settings

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.202 on Apr 24, 2013

Perfect.

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v2.110 on Feb 4, 2013

@Music4Never aka Input Overload

You never mentioned the so-called "fully legitimate files & or registry entries" - I wonder why? Don't try to play GOTCHA! with me.

And as to my not having an infection with ESET - it is true. I just helped a friend remove Delta Search from his computer with AdwCleaner. I've used it on a number of computers with no problems.

You like to review people here, not programs.

Doesn't make sense.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.110 on Feb 4, 2013

@Output Overboard - My point was as your recent review on Eset showed you have never had infections (for 4 years) though in another review you were also using Norton at the same time (make your mind up) how did you come to the conclusion AdwCleaner removes (infections) 'stuff' as you have never had any? (penny dropped yet?)

BTW The tool-bars you mentioned are easily removed in 2 minutes without this program with ease.

My review stands, if you follow what this program says you will end up with problems & if you know whether the items it flags are OK or not you don't need it anyway. Looks to me you have read the blurb rather than used it.

Useless.

Edit: Your experiences are different to mine, I'm not going to continue a futile argument with an foolish amateur, you have fun using this program - I know you will have major problems at some point (not if but when) but that's just my opinion as are all my reviews - I do however always install all software I review on here as on all sites & make a very good living out of IT.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.108 on Jan 26, 2013

Could be useful but it wanted to delete fully legitimate files & or registry entries - Use with great caution ~

Edit: After allowing the program to run & delete what it thought were harmful registry entries & or folders several programs were no longer registered or deleted, IMO this program is dangerous & should be avoided unless you are an expert & if you are you wont be using this program ~

@Output Overboard - Can you elaborate exactly which (stuff) infections this program found that Mbam missed? - Also in a review of Eset on Jan 16 2013 you said :

'I have never got a virus or any malware while using NOD32 on and off for the past 4 years'

Don't make sense?

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v2.108 on Jan 25, 2013

This program does what it says. Cleans stuff Malwarebytes leaves behind.
Awesome.

@ Input Overload aka Music4Ever

This gets rid of stuff like the world famous Babylon Toolbar and other potentially unwanted toolbars and hijackers. MBAM does nothing about these.
It shows you what it will remove BEFORE it removes it.

About ESET. I'm now using my new free subscription for Bitdefender Internet Security (rated #1 everywhere) and a full scan shows a clean machine.

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