AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 91 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,504,683
  • Date Added:
    October 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,782
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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Results 1-10 of 91

  • 5 stars

    "Great Browser Hijacking Cleaner"

    October 16, 2014

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.0

    Pros

    Got rid of anoying browser hijackers for me

    Cons

    Not many cons at all

    Summary

    I like using adwcleaner because it's fast and easy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works smoothly, works well, works without exception"

    October 15, 2014   |   By MundenStyler

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.0

    Pros

    A Basic Tool for any computer

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 5 stars

    "Keep up the good work."

    October 12, 2014   |   By GuidryFarrer

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.311

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    Thanks a lot. it is good.

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  • 5 stars

    "Much more user friendly"

    October 12, 2014   |   By IamsPiech

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.311

    Pros

    Excellent, very classic!

    Cons

    Well done. no cons

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  • 5 stars

    "Will be my first stop next time!"

    October 12, 2014   |   By 1nz4n3playz

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.016

    Pros

    This was an easy to use software. FREE Malwarebytes did find some things but did not solve my problem, but AdwCleaner did solve it. This software is going on my carry on helpfull tools usb.

    Cons

    None that i experienced. Keep in mind, in order to clean your computer reboot is ALWAYS required!

    Summary

    I would like to say if you are a total newb at a computer removing virus and malware then let someone else do it for you! there are always many links that look confusing around the page when you download anything. they are called ads! Do not blame good software like this if you downloaded something else instead by accident.

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  • 5 stars

    "it`s good:)"

    October 09, 2014   |   By KnepperSladek

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.311

    Pros

    good and excellent

    Cons

    i see nothing bad about this program

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  • 5 stars

    "This program works!"

    July 30, 2014   |   By HuggzFaerie

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.300

    Pros

    I had issues from a previously installed program. Hubby suggested that I try this. It is great! It cleaned things out of my puter that I was not even aware that I had in it. It was fast. It was easy to use. It did the job.

    Cons

    So far, i couldn't find any.

    Summary

    I read that someone had an issue that it closed all programs and browsers when it was finished scanning. That is not a "con." Good programs that clean always require a reboot. I also like the idea that it updates to the latest version.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent and consistently updated"

    July 06, 2014   |   By tomysshadow

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.214

    Pros

    Removes virtually anything that is even potentially adware. Allows you to choose exactly what to remove. Excellent for removing RelevantKnowledge, Yontoo, iNTERNET Turbo, Imminent, Conduit, Ask Toolbar and other such junk. Actually works. Can be used alongside another antivirus. Free and effective, and is less cluttered than Malwarebytes and other such software. Requires only a standalone exe.

    Cons

    Closes all your programs and restarts your computer. This is a requirement but some advance warning other than a single popup and the ability to cancel would be nice. Translation could use some work. Does not fit on tiny netbook screens. The tabs I did not notice the first time around. Removes Freecorder even though that it is not a PUP. Leaves a report on your computer with the quarantined files without any notice.

    Summary

    All the cons are only minor gripes. What matters is it gets the job done and it gets it done fast, and does anything it needs to get it done. I had no traces of malware on my PC after this

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  • 5 stars

    "So far so good."

    June 10, 2014   |   By egharris

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.212

    Pros

    Easy interface. Works fast. Seems to work.

    Cons

    It wasn't clear when the scan was completed.

    Summary

    I had search assist, internet survey group, and redirsvc.com all everpresent in my firefox browser. My full Norton service didn't get them, nor did the free download of malware bytes.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wish I'd tried this FIRST!"

    May 27, 2014   |   By m_mascaro

    Version: AdwCleaner 3.211

    Pros

    I had adware and registry problems that were messing up certain programs. I could not access the HTML editor on my website - my website wouldn't even APPEAR when I went to the site. I was sure it was the POPUPS from s.mp2 and other adware that were interfering but NOTHING would remove them. I tried FOUR other adware/malware/popup programs with varying degrees of non-success and aggravation. It was very frustrating. Because of the reviews I decided to try this. I am SO glad I did. THIS THING WIPED THE GARBAGE OUT and it even enabled a browser and two other programs that were not working! THIS IS THE BEST!

    Cons

    ABSOLUTELY NONE!

    Summary

    I can't say enough good things about this program. I will go to it FIRST if I have any further issues.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.0
    • Updated to AutoIT v3.3.0.12
    • New method to manage database
    General
    Publisher Xplode
    Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
    Release Date October 12, 2014
    Date Added October 13, 2014
    Version 4.0
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.88MB
    File Name adwcleaner_4.000.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,504,683
    Downloads Last Week 32,782
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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