AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 126 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.207
  • Total Downloads:
    2,644,462
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,684
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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

"Works great, no problems"

June 23, 2015  |  By ronc2

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.207

Pros

Been using this cleaner for several years with no problems, it does the job well.

Cons

The only issue I have with it is I agree with GeekyPCDude, who wrote " I wish they would stop constantly updating the program and just provide database updates that would download to the program when started. The way it is, you'll start the application and it will say you are running an outdated version and you have to go get the newest release".
I have to go through this routine every single time I want to use the program, and it gets annoying after awhile.

Summary

Good cleaner, except for the constant update hassle; although it may be a bit aggressive in removing items, all one must do is to
<READ the list of discovered items> and UN-check anything you don't want removed.

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1 stars

"Does NOT work"

June 23, 2015  |  By dennphill

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.207

Pros

Quick and easy to d/l (for what that's worth!)

Cons

Opened up Firefox window and wnet to Ton's Guide and got the same AdChoice pop-upp ads as before!
Thing DOES NOT WORK!

Summary

Above says it all.
G-D AdChoice is owned by Google and it's hard to get rid of. Had it blicked with my last PC (Win7) that i just took out of service, and ny new PC with Win8.1 has these AdChoice popups everywhere. G-D Google and...well enough. This is the turth, though. We will see if it gets posted. Next to go back to pop-up blicking and menaual removal trys. LOUSY support on the internet....just ads for more crap.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.207
  • Added local database v21-06-2015.1.
  • Generic detections updated.
  • Fixed typo.
General
Publisher Xplode
Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
Release Date June 21, 2015
Date Added June 22, 2015
Version 4.207
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.13MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,644,462
Downloads Last Week 13,684
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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