AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 110 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.111
  • Total Downloads:
    2,194,606
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39,437
  • 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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1 stars

"Did not remove Unideals"

February 17, 2015  |  By beef9916

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.110

Pros

Removed other adware I was unaware of

Cons

Did not remove Unideals, which was the reason I downloaded it

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5 stars

"Holy Sh*t!, its a fast and awsome adcleaner"

February 12, 2015

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.110

Pros

fast easy safe and free to use

Cons

at first look i dint know it was save, my problem was that via a what i tought a safe and free program (not AdwCleaner) i dowloaded on my computer for animating stuff wel that program downloaded the virus Unisales on my computer i got a lot of ads i din't want and i couldnt even login to google so i searched on my Phone if ther was a way to delete that probram and they suggested this cleaner so i downloaded it and run it and Unisales is thanks to this awsome piece of softwear that i can now use my browsers again (sorry for my bad english)

Summary

thanks!

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1 stars

"Caused additional issues."

January 19, 2015  |  By PlucharC

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.108

Pros

Successfully removed Usalee.

Cons

Multiple other adware/trojan files were picked up after installing.
Pokki menu in Windows 8.1 stopped working.
No option to uninstall.

Summary

AVG didn't catch my initial problem, so I had hoped Adwcleaner would do the trick, it failed and so I ended up having to install Malwarebytes and do some troubleshooting in Windows to get everything working again.

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5 stars

"very very, good excellent"

January 03, 2015  |  By NewportRubino

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.105

Pros

easy install, easy update, easy to adjust options

Cons

can fight other software

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5 stars

"Good a product."

December 23, 2014  |  By AsadXie

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.105

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"BEST!!! AND FREE!!!!"

December 21, 2014  |  By HawkesPretzel

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.105

Pros

Free. Simple to use and setup. Effective.

Cons

Nothing yet

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.111
  • Adware (ads softwares)
  • PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)
  • Toolbars
  • Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)
General
Publisher Xplode
Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
Release Date February 19, 2015
Date Added February 19, 2015
Version 4.111
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.03MB
File Name adwcleaner_4.111.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,194,606
Downloads Last Week 39,437
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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