AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 105 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.105
  • Total Downloads:
    1,796,727
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,993
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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AdwCleaner frees your computer of unwanted programs and malware, including adware, toolbars, and more. Regardless of how these programs ended up on your computer, this app can remove them quickly and smoothly.

Pros

Nice interface: AdwCleaner presents all features clearly through its intuitive interface. The Progress Bar across the top of the screen shows how the chosen activity is progressing, and below that, you'll find buttons for actual tasks, including Scan, Clean, Report, and Uninstall. You'll find scan results in the bottom section of the window, organized into categories like Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Scheduled Tasks, Registry, and more, to facilitate searches.

Works quickly: No matter which function you're using, you won't be stuck waiting around for it to finish. Everything from Scans to Cleanings are accomplished quickly and smoothly, making this program a good option to incorporate into your daily or weekly maintenance routine.

Cons

Aggressive default removal: This program is pretty aggressive in terms of what it removes. That's often a good thing, but it can also mean that some items you wanted or needed are purged as well from time to time. In order to avoid this, you can go through individual items and deselect anything you want to keep before running the cleaning feature. But that can get a little tedious and also significantly increases the amount of time it takes to complete the process.

Bottom Line

AdwCleaner offers a lot of nice features in an accessible, convenient, and free package. It's a good option for users of all experience levels, although the fact that it aggressively removes programs may prove a challenge for real novice users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great free adware cleaner"

December 15, 2014  |  By christrumbles

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.105

Pros

Helped me to remove browser adware.

Cons

Detected some good programs also so I had to restore them.

Summary

Great addition to my antivirus.

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5 stars

"A software worth having."

December 04, 2014  |  By knownqpnqa

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.103

Pros

A software worth having.

Cons

It doesn't have any cons.

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

December 01, 2014  |  By lunchcycl

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.102

Pros

Very needful application for my computer

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"really impressed me"

November 29, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.102

Pros

i'm pretty skeptical about a lot of these types of programs. particularly when they are new to me. i find a good AV does this for you anyway. however, i still run various anti-spyware from time to time. i tried this one because it was recommended on bleeping computers (a good malware removal site). i gave it a try and was impressed. it has a clean gui. clearly designates detections (or suspected detections). has a thorough clean (reboot to clean). and most importantly, it found an old remnant of a toolbar buried deep in the bowels of my registry. well done.
-good company.
-portable

Cons

-needs to be frequently re downloaded.

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3 stars

"Completely removed the Torch browser from my PC!"

November 26, 2014  |  By ChickPea

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.102

Pros

I can't offhand see that it did anything useful

Cons

Said it was removing some dubious plugin from Torch- but it completely uninstalled Torch instead.

Summary

Can't find a bargepole long enough. Deleted.

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1 stars

"Will not even install, just get an error message."

November 19, 2014  |  By rorschach72

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.101

Pros

Nothing, it doesn't work.

Cons

It will not install.

Summary

This is useless since it will not even install. It just gives an error message every time. Attempted to download multiple times.

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5 stars

"Keep up the good work."

November 12, 2014  |  By dowseise

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.101

Pros

This is by far the best

Cons

Nothing - just great.

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5 stars

"This product is very helpful"

November 11, 2014  |  By galumphair

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.101

Pros

Used the program for over a year with no problems.

Cons

Thanks a lot. it is good.

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

November 06, 2014  |  By flogpseudo

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.002

Pros

Simple and efficient

Cons

No so far !!!!

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5 stars

"Really happy with this program."

November 04, 2014  |  By natureddge

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.002

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.105
  • [Processes] Whitelisted "bomgar-scc.exe".
  • [Processes] Whitelisted "Elsinore.ScreenConnect.WindowsClient.exe".
  • [Tasks] Improved scheduled tasks deletion.
  • [Generic.AddLyrics] - Generic detection updated.
  • [Generic.Tuto4PC] - Generic detection updated
  • [DNS] Added PUP related DNS.
  • [Bug] Fixed bug with Firefox files research.
  • [Registry] Added clearing of DefaultScopes
  • [Database] Added local database v08-12-2014.2.
General
Publisher Xplode
Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
Release Date December 08, 2014
Date Added December 09, 2014
Version 4.105
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.07MB
File Name adwcleaner_4.105.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,796,727
Downloads Last Week 32,993
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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