AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 114 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.200
  • Total Downloads:
    2,334,766
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,416
  • 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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5 stars

"extremely efficient and easy to use"

March 30, 2015  |  By Luke Pratt

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.200

Pros

1. Great Interface; even a noob could use it
2. Quick; takes about 3 minutes to search, another 3 to remove adware
3. Free; absolutely no ads

Cons

The only one I can think of is that it requires a reboot, but then again, that's really not a con

Summary

this program has saved my life multiple times. most of my internet activity is spent on sketchy sites watching movies/downloading torrents. i run this at the end of every day. Just recently i skipped using it for about two weeks. my internet was so slow i couldnt even hardly use it. i ran this and now my internet speed is back to cable, not dial up.

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5 stars

"Approved!!"

March 27, 2015  |  By Adam Sobers

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.113

Pros

Doesn't take long at all to scan press the button and it scans very quickly.
As with the Scan function cleaning takes no time at all.
The program take up only 12.5MB of my computers 284GB which is handy.

Cons

I don't think I can think of a con really this product is great!

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5 stars

"Best free utility"

March 11, 2015  |  By FlukeSeton

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.112

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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5 stars

"THIS IS THE ANSWER."

March 07, 2015

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.111

Pros

DID WHAT MALWABYTES AND SPYHUNTER 4 (BOTH FULL VERSION, COULD NOT DO!!!!) It was so easy, both malw and spy had to SCAN for almost up to an hour the first time then when it found them AND "tried" to remove them, it didn't actually remove the "uni" ads >_>. It finished scanning and fixed it for free in under 5 mins, wow. And after i restarted the uniads were gone, i'm amazed. Thank you!

Cons

None, try it and love it!

Summary

I even found the uni files in my Program dats and tried to delete them.... but they just reinstalled themselves back on here when i rechecked, somehow... I still don't know how, now the actual files are gone!

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.200
  • [Database] - Added local database v29-03-2015.1
  • [Language] - Added Estonian translation
  • [Language] - Added Czech translation
  • [Language] - Added Brazilian portuguese translation
  • [Optimization] - Reduced database loading time
  • [Optimization] - Multiplug generic detection optimized
  • [Optimization] - Database cleanup
  • [Generic.Conduit] Generic detection added
  • [Generic.AddLyrics] - Generic detection updated
  • [Generic.Crossrider] - Generic detection updated
  • [Processes] - Added a more powerful way to kill processes
  • [Bug] - Fixed display in the logfile (infected shortcuts)
  • [Chrome] - Preferences detection improved
General
Publisher Xplode
Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
Release Date March 29, 2015
Date Added March 30, 2015
Version 4.200
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name adwcleaner_4.200.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,334,766
Downloads Last Week 32,416
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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