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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "asdas adsadasdad"

    May 11, 2015  |   By Webox Video

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.203

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "So relieved"

    April 4, 2015  |   By itsmeYT

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.200

    Pros

    quick
    easy to use
    completely removed all adware

    Cons

    None at the moment

    Summary

    I accidentally installed some incredibly aggressive and annoying adware called SalePlus (I think it came bundled with EA Origin because that's the last thing I installed). It was covering every page I visited in ads and popups. Incredibly annoying.

    I did a scan with Malwarebytes (another awesome bit of software that I highly recommend), but while it got most of SalePlus off of my PC, there were still remnants that I couldn't delete. Finally installed AdwCleaner and in 2 minutes the problem was solved.

    This might sound like too good of a review, but I'm so relieved right now that I can't say a bad thing about it. THANKS!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Finally an effective adware remover"

    April 3, 2015  |   By Sol Obscurus

    Version: AdwCleaner 4.200

    Pros

    1. Does exactly what it claims to do
    2. Removes stubborn files that other programs miss
    3. Fast, takes a fraction of the time other programs take to scan
    4. Completely free to use

    Cons

    Not applicable.

    Summary

    I've tried about a dozen different programs that claim to remove adware, hoping each time that I'd finally hit the one that actually lives up to its claims and does the job effectively and completely. Each time I was disappointed when I was still plagued with adware and pop-ups even after a lengthy scanning and cleaning process, so I'd move on to the next cleaner and try again. Even worse, there were a few that managed to delete files that I didn't want deleted while completely overlooking the stuff I did want removed. Finally my search for an effective cleaner is over, this program actually killed ALL traces of adware from all my browsers, didn't mess with anything but what I wanted gone, and did it in less than a fraction of the time most of the other programs took. It did the job right the first time I used it, and did it for free! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to finally be completely rid of annoying adware.

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