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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really Good, Recommended to everyone..."

    August 19, 2015  |  

    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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best program ever !"

    August 11, 2015  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    July 12, 2015  |   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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  • 5.0 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 The way it is, you'll start the application and it will say you are running an outdated version and you have to go get the newest release".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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