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April 12, 2015, 01:50 PM
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Official Website: ToolsLib
Official Download: Here
Official Changelog: Here
Author: Xplode
License: Free

Description: AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for:
- Adware (ads softwares)
- PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)
- Toolbars
- Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)

It works with a Search and Delete mode. It can be easily uninstalled using the mode "Uninstall".

Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 & 64 bits. (Latest XP compatible version: 6.047)

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How to use:
  • Download the tool, no installation required.
  • Launch the tool(Run as Administrator recommended).
  • Click Scan and wait for it to finish.
  • Click Cleaning and follow the prompts.
  • Restart the computer when asked to.
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April 13, 2015, 07:18 AM
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Good cleaning tool like CCleaner
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April 13, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Except CCleaner doesn't focus on adware. :)

April 16, 2015, 01:01 AM
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Is there a version for Android? My kids downloaded minecraft mods installer that also installed a malitious add ware installer combo

July 23, 2015, 12:33 PM
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July 23, 2015, 07:20 PM
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@shhnedo - In your tests with AdwCleaner, would you say it's as good or better than similar programs such as Spybot and Malwarebytes Antimalware? For example, did you notice it picked up some malware the other programs missed?

As for Ccleaner not focusing on adware - well... just right now I installed the latest version and it tried to install Google Chrome and some other nasty toolbars behind my back. Companies and developers who do this sort of thing should be put to the rack, burned at the stake, and beheaded - all three!

October 30, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Sorry for being absent for so long. Real life can be quite the handful at times.
About AdwCleaner, it's not something that fights malicious code, it's mostly intended for cleaning unneeded/unwanted ad software(as the name suggests). It does a great job if I may say so. It searches very thoroughly and cleans up very well. I can't compare it to anti-malware software since that puts it out of its category.
Before AdwCleaner I used Junware Removal Tool, also a good piece of anti-adware software, but there was one time when I made the mistake of letting a girl use my laptop and I ended up with quite a few ad programs running on it, and when I ran JRT it didn't remove all of them, there were still leftovers and one StartUp folder just sitting there. It was then I decided to give AdwCleaner a go and it worked wonders. It managed to impress me on multiple occasions so I ditched JRT and now I just keep an updated version of AC on a flash stick in case I need to unf*ck someones browser/registry/startup folder.

October 31, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Sorry for being absent for so long. Real life can be quite the handful at times.
About AdwCleaner, it's not something that fights malicious code, it's mostly intended for cleaning unneeded/unwanted ad software(as the name suggests). It does a great job if I may say so. It searches very thoroughly and cleans up very well. I can't compare it to anti-malware software since that puts it out of its category.
Before AdwCleaner I used Junware Removal Tool, also a good piece of anti-adware software, but there was one time when I made the mistake of letting a girl use my laptop and I ended up with quite a few ad programs running on it, and when I ran JRT it didn't remove all of them, there were still leftovers and one StartUp folder just sitting there. It was then I decided to give AdwCleaner a go and it worked wonders. It managed to impress me on multiple occasions so I ditched JRT and now I just keep an updated version of AC on a flash stick in case I need to unf*ck someones browser/registry/startup folder.
You could give Roguekiller a try though, because it includes features of AC & JRT, but know that JRT is tool specifically targeted to remove Adwares whilst AC works a step further.


November 01, 2015, 05:24 PM
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When it comes to cleaners I've yet to see anything better than Ccleaner with winapp2.ini installed. Do any of you guys believe there's something better? I'm always on the lookout for better stuff.

November 02, 2015, 07:38 AM
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When it comes to cleaners I've yet to see anything better than Ccleaner with winapp2.ini installed. Do any of you guys believe there's something better? I'm always on the lookout for better stuff.
You missed one, BB with winapp2.ini is a head-head competitor to CCleaner.