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Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 24, 2018
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AdwCleaner Review

Sven Sorensen
Effective, portable and fast adware and toolbar remover which scans the registry, running programs and browser entries for known adware which slows down or infects PCs
A review of AdwCleaner by Sven Sørensen

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. Adwcleaner is a very useful utility which can help clean up the mess created by sneaky software and adware infections.

Thankfully, there are still some honest people out there creating software and this is one which fights back. That's where AdwCleaner comes in to help out.

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.

Features and highlights
  • Removes adware
  • Removes traces of PUPs
  • Deletes toolbars
  • Removes various browser hijacks
  • Portable allows running from USB stick
Compability and license

AdwCleaner is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. AdwCleaner is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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Compatibility with this adware remover software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of AdwCleaner may be available from Xplode. This download was signed by Malwarebytes and distributed as adwcleaner_7.2.6.0.exe and 1.

AdwCleaner has been picked by our editors as very good.
AdwCleaner has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested AdwCleaner against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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