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AdwCleaner

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.033
  • Total Downloads:
    3,000,455
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,336
  • 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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5 stars

"Excellent product and its free."

January 23, 2016

2016-01-23 10:41:07

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.030

Pros

Removed all my adware.
Removed all my viruses.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

This product is amazing. Computer has been infected for almost 8 months. Everytime i searched for something all kinds of adware would come up and I would get warnings "call a certain number your computer is infected" I was ready to take my 1 year old desktop to a pc repair store but decided to google best adware remover and gave this program a try. Computer works EXCELLENT now. Glad i gave this program a try.

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5 stars

"This programme is simply amazing"

January 05, 2016

2016-01-05 02:18:07

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.028

Pros

You'll be surprised how much malware is on your computer. adwcleaner finds all those unwanted browser addons and annoying malware programmes.(I was bitterly dissapointed when I paid alot of money for a mainstream anti-virus programme that found the viruses but did not have the option to delete them...c'mon isn't that why I bought it in the first place!? I was very pleased with adwcleaner that did the job first time)
-adwcleaner shows you the location of all the unwanted programmes on your computer and boy will you be surprised!(if you're like me you were probably redirected many times by self help websites to your control panel...but the truth is no addware maker would be that stupid, the viruses and addware programmes are cleverly hidden elsewhere on your computer...adwcleaner does just the trick of finding it!)
-this beautiful programme then takes the liberty of helping you delete all that nasty addware and makes sure they'll never come back.my hats are off to the designers of adwc

Cons

non absolutely non,you'll not be dissapointed
a few users dislike being made to restart their computer
a few remnants remained(like the newpoptab virus...this is the absolute worst of them)

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1 stars

"This product it ****. DO NOT GET IT!!!"

November 15, 2015  |  By Goopshlipy Pokecraft

2015-11-15 04:35:53  |  By Goopshlipy Pokecraft

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.020

Pros

It "helped" me find programs i wanted to delete. It is free.

Cons

THIS IS THE WORST REMOVER EVER!!! i downloaded it, started it, used it about 10 times, and nothing happened. the virus was still their and now, currently, i am running a scan and it is telling me the AdwCleaner is a virus as well. btw i am using a scanner that i can trust, from Staples. This product is bad for your computer.

Summary

THIS IS THE PRODUCT THAT YOU CANT RELY ON!!! It gave me a virus, and it is supposed to be a virus remover??

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5 stars

"great software and best of ALL it is FREE"

November 07, 2015

2015-11-07 18:11:49

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.018

Pros

As I said it is great software and it is free and does the job, I am still using and hoping GET rid of MyBrowser 1.0,2v7 which is very annoying

Cons

none as far as I know unless there is one that it is unknown no me.

Summary

will use it and recommend it please keep up the good job and FREE .

FROM : http://www,matchmate.ca

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5 stars

"First impressions are this is a miracle cure that works"

September 25, 2015  |  By laurieprior

2015-09-25 02:05:22  |  By laurieprior

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.007

Pros

It seems to find a lot of things other clean-out programs miss. It's easy to use and more importantly it shows what it has found and names it so you can choose what is safe to be rid of

Cons

Couldn't find a help file to discover what it means in the options where it is set to Re-set the Winsock and that is associated with internet connections or used to be part of dial-up but there seems no problem so I have no idea if this is safe to leave it ticked. Otherwise so far no problems worth mentioning here - yet!

Summary

My only reason for getting this was because it came recommended to get rid of a persistent Hao123 search pop-up that no other cleaner would remove. I even had tried deleting all the references to it in the Registry of Windows 7 and still this thing kept arriving as a shortcut on my desktop. This app got rid of it (I think) and a lot of other invasive browser hijacking things as well. Funny how windows defender and MS Security Essentials doesn't even see these things as being present. Even CC Cleaner didn't find the Hao123 poison. I felt like donating a sum to this app creator but there's not much shown how to contact them. I will wait though as Hao could still return to haunt me even after disabling Internet Explorer and getting rid of Firefox - Don't be afraid to give this program a go. It looks good.

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5 stars

"Sweet Satisfaction"

September 09, 2015  |  By lordharkon

2015-09-09 05:35:41  |  By lordharkon

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.007

Pros

It was fast, easy to use, i could still use my computer while it was running, it worked like a charm and most importantly it was free

Cons

Nothing absolutely flawless

i don't like restarting my computer but any good anti ad software would have made me do that too so i'm not counting that as a con

Summary

Fast easy efficient and cheap whats not to love

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5 stars

"Really Good, Recommended to everyone..."

August 19, 2015

2015-08-19 06:38:12

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 5.002

Pros

Very fast, cleans registry, cleans all unwanted files and programs...

Cons

I cannot mention any cons, thanks to writers...

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5 stars

"Best program ever !"

August 11, 2015  |  By Anika Asenova

2015-08-11 01:41:45  |  By Anika Asenova

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.208

Pros

It removes ALL OF THE UNWANTED ADS , fast , easy , free

Cons

I seriously don't see any.

Summary

The best program for ads removal that I have tried so far

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5 stars

"Malwarebytes didn't work but this one did!"

July 12, 2015  |  By WebAnalyst77

2015-07-12 10:25:33  |  By WebAnalyst77

 |  Version: AdwCleaner 4.208

Pros

I got infected with adware and tried using malwarebytes to remove it. Malware kept blocking it but couldn't get rid of the cause. I did a search and found AdwCleaner on Cnet and although skeptical gave it a shot. Removed all adware within minutes

Cons

How can anyone write a con to a tool that's free.

Summary

Keep up the good work!

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5 stars

"Works great, no problems"

June 23, 2015  |  By ronc2

2015-06-23 13:16:44  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.033
  • Local database v07-02-2016.1
  • Major generic detections update
  • Tasks generic detection updated
General
Publisher Xplode
Publisher web site http://general-changelog-team.fr
Release Date February 07, 2016
Date Added February 08, 2016
Version 5.033
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 External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,000,455
Downloads Last Week 10,336
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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