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Editors' Review

by   / September 05, 2014

AdwCleaner frees your computer of unwanted programs and malware, including adware, toolbars, and more. Regardless of how these programs ended up on your computer, this app can remove them quickly and smoothly.


Nice interface: AdwCleaner presents all features clearly through its intuitive interface. The Progress Bar across the top of the screen shows how the chosen activity is progressing, and below that, you'll find buttons for actual tasks, including Scan, Clean, Report, and Uninstall. You'll find scan results in the bottom section of the window, organized into categories like Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Scheduled Tasks, Registry, and more, to facilitate searches.

Works quickly: No matter which function you're using, you won't be stuck waiting around for it to finish. Everything from Scans to Cleanings are accomplished quickly and smoothly, making this program a good option to incorporate into your daily or weekly maintenance routine.


Aggressive default removal: This program is pretty aggressive in terms of what it removes. That's often a good thing, but it can also mean that some items you wanted or needed are purged as well from time to time. In order to avoid this, you can go through individual items and deselect anything you want to keep before running the cleaning feature. But that can get a little tedious and also significantly increases the amount of time it takes to complete the process.

Bottom Line

AdwCleaner offers a lot of nice features in an accessible, convenient, and free package. It's a good option for users of all experience levels, although the fact that it aggressively removes programs may prove a challenge for real novice users.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.4.0

New Features:

  • Scan and manage Preinstalled software.
  • New detection glossary available during scan results.
  • Create a system restore point whenever a preinstalled software is detected.
  • Add an informative message explaining what is a preinstalled software.
  • Support HTTP/2 for all HTTP requests.


  • Use Windows 10 styled titlebar.
  • Increase the UI dimensions.
  • Update translations.
  • Update telemetry endpoint.
  • Update to Qt 5.9.8.
  • Update to libsodium 1.0.18
  • Definitions 2019.07.22.1


  • Fix survey not closing from the X button .
  • Various UI optimizations


Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site
Release Date July 23, 2019
Date Added July 24, 2019
Version 7.4.0


Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.79MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 3,565,203
Downloads Last Week 192


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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