August 30, 2017

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner

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AdwCleaner is a free anti-adware tool that will scan your computer and efficiently removes obnoxious programs that slow and impede your computer’s performance. It's able to detect Adware (ads software), PUP/LPI (Potentially Unwanted Programs), Toolbars, Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage). Moreover, It also features anti-adware host that will help to prevent advertising software from installing on your machine.

AdwCleaner is developed by ToolsLib and acquired by Malwarebytes in October 2016. It's a popular product, installed over 200 million times, and used by consumers, technicians, and enterprises all over the globe.

Key Features:
  • Simple user interface
  • PUPs and adware removal functionality
  • Toolbar removal functionality
  • Restores performance
  • Light footprint

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Last Update: August 30, 2017

Current Version:

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: Malwarebytes


  • This release is a complete rewrite.
  • [ADD] New graphical interface (responsive and easier to use)
  • [ADD] New database format, with concept of family
  • [ADD] Additional actions per family
  • [ADD] Most of JRT technology now included
  • [ADD] New database management system
  • [ADD] Use of a CDN to provide database downloads
  • [ADD] No longer dependant on 3rd parties dll
  • [ADD] In-App updater
  • [ADD] "Submit samples" menu entry
  • [UPD] Database 2017-07-17.1
  • [UPD] Updated Generic detections
  • [UPD] All cleaning modules are more powerful against various system and permissions issues
  • [UPD] Remediation for browsers faster and no longer corrupt preferences.
  • [UPD] Scan faster by 15 to 25%
  • [UPD] Translations coverage improved
  • [UPD] Handling of process killing
  • [UPD] Quarantine format, now more robust.
  • [BUG] No longer dependant on sqlite3.dll
  • [BUG] Fixed GUI not displaying any graphics in a few cases