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Editors' Rating:
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.2.2218.80
  • Total Downloads:
    33,158
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    65
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avast Browser Cleanup aims to detect and remove malware from your Web browsers.

Pros

Clean design: For easy navigation, Avast Browser Cleanup's search results are sorted according to browser and ranked according to quality.

Log file: For more advanced users -- and for troubleshooting -- Browser Cleanup creates a technical log of everything it finds attached to your browsers.

Fast: Unlike a virus scan, Browser Cleanup searches quickly, doing its thing in 30 seconds or less.

Free: Avast Browser Cleanup is completely free -- no credit card required, and no expiration date on the app.

Cons

Insufficient explanation: Since the program doesn't explain how it ranks what it detects (on a scale of one star to five stars), you don't have much information for deciding what to keep or delete.

Incorrect results: In one of our tests, Browser Cleanup identified the Google Hangouts add-on as potential malware, as well as another harmless add-on that coverts webpages to PDFs.

Suspect results: In another test, Browser Cleanup ranked Microsoft's Bing Bar above the Google Toolbar, even though Google is widely regarded as having a better search product.

Potentially harmful results: In a third scenario, Browser Cleanup identified core Internet Explorer components as add-ons -- removing them would actually break the browser.

Bottom Line

Avast Browser Cleanup has some promise, but it's not clear what the app's advice is based on, and taking its recommendations may cause more harm than good in some cases. Stick to Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. These two apps take much longer to scan your system, but they'll probably give you much more accurate results.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Avast Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date August 20, 2015
Date Added August 20, 2015
Version 10.2.2218.80
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.66MB
File Name avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,158
Downloads Last Week 65
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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