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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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "THIS IS THE ANSWER."

    March 7, 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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