There comes a time when freeware is no longer really freeware, but actually just an easy way to get unsuspecting users to install toolbars and all that kind of junk.
Thankfully, there are still some honest people out there creating software and this is one which fights back.
AdwCleaner helps users remove many of the common PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) from their Windows computers.
With AdwCleaner, you've got yourself a mean and clean program which searches for and removes nasty software you probably rather wouldn't want to have installed.
The program is very effective at getting rid of advertisements and reverses some of the changes many malware applications made such as browser modifications.
All around, AdwCleaner is certainly recommended if you have accidentally installed some junk on your system.AdwCleaner features and highlights:
AdwCleaner is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from anti spyware software without restrictions. AdwCleaner 3.216 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Xplode.
We have tested AdwCleaner 3.216 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]