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  • 5.0 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 The way it is, you'll start the application and it will say you are running an outdated version and you have to go get the newest release".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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "The only thing that helped!"

    June 4, 2015  |   By mzz25

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.206

    Pros

    the only thing that helped to get rid of Games Academy malware

    Cons

    haven't found any

    Summary

    I had a terrible malware problem. Something called Games Academy completely hijacked my IE (interestingly, leaving Chrome intact) and I have to use this browser for work. I have been trying to get rid of it for days following instructions from different forums. My Kaspersky antivirus protection was completely useless. Malwarebytes and Junkware Removal Tool that I downloaded in attempt to resolve this problem did not help either. So finally I downloaded AdwCleaner and it managed to clean my computer off this filth. As a result, I am very happy and can now work in peace.

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  • 3.0 stars

    ""very good, but...""

    May 18, 2015  |   By the_garywayne

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.204

    Pros

    It does a very good job, but it restored my Firefox home page and default search to google.

    Cons

    It removed my ixquick.com search home page and returned it to the Firefox homepage. It also changed my search bar search from ixquick.com, and restored it back to the default google. Something is beginning to stink here.

    Summary

    It does a very good job, but it's beginning to do more than it supposed to. Ixquick.com is a very good and 'private' search engine that logs 'nothing'. Check it out.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Alll good and all bad"

    May 1, 2015  |   By poulstaun

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.202

    Pros

    I love what ADW can do for me on my win7.. when trouble is around, ADW mend it

    Cons

    I dont know what happends on my win8.1 ...when using ADW,,,, it gets stuck--saying file do not answer..and i am unable to remove or do anything, I simple had to reset my PC back to original startup settings to get it "normal" again

    Summary

    So Conclusion..must be HALFGOOD... since i would say ..go on U win 7 people and and to win 8.1 i would say.:..Better not

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love it, it took care of nomore ads!!!!"

    April 27, 2015  |  

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.202

    Pros

    OMG I finally got rid of nomore ads or adplus or BlockIt Ad remover or SaaleePlus!!!
    Stupid malwares I couldn't get rid of them and this program worked! "How to get rid of nomore ads" please use this! It's free, it's quick, and did the perfect job! Where can I donate to this?

    Cons

    NONE IT'S AMAZING, QUICK, EASY AND FREE!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Caught ClipConverter virus"

    April 26, 2015  |   By Kristin Mickle

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.202

    Pros

    Caught ClipConverter virus that Trend Micro and MalwareBytes (both for $$99) did not.

    Cons

    It wasn't suggested by the people who sold me on Trend and MWB. (I had to enter at least 10 characters here.)

    Summary

    Caught ClipConverter virus that Trend Micro and MalwareBytes (both for $$99) did not.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It did the job"

    April 15, 2015  |   By Joey Huddleston

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.201

    Pros

    Easy, Free, Fast, Effective, Targeted

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Summary

    It got rid of Ads by SalesPlus with no effort and no exploration of program files. It was a quick fix of a stupid adware bug.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Did the job, but deleted unspecified files."

    April 7, 2015  |   By munchiesnOOb

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.200

    Pros

    Deleted the virus quickly and easily.

    Cons

    When shown the three files it was going to quarantine and delete, none of these files were familiar. However, upon reboot, I found that it had deleted my desktop folder, titled "Play." This folder contained all of my gaming files. All of 'em. World of Tanks, Warthunder, Steam, Need for Speed Carbon. Not only that, but it had stuff like Skype in it. It deleted this. As of typing this, I am going through the quarantined files to TRY to get back what was deleted.

    Summary

    If you value any of the files on your PC, get a different cleaner. Please, for the love of Bill Gates, get a different cleaner!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did for me what Malwarebytes didn't"

    April 6, 2015  |   By GeekyPCDude

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.200

    Pros

    I'd had problems with getting rid of a Genius Box start up attempt that was plaguing my Windows 8 PC. Genius box hid from the uninstall feature and did not show up in the start up list under msconfig or the task manager. I ran Malwarebytes which also did not resolve the issue. After running AdwCleaner it instantly found the problem software and removed it. A++

    Cons

    I have no issues with this software although 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.

    Summary

    Very good software to run in conjunction with Malwarebytes. The two applications together get most any job done.

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