AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 104 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.105
  • Total Downloads:
    1,805,836
  • 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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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 XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.07MB
File Name adwcleaner_4.105.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,805,836
Downloads Last Week 32,993
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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