Did you ever face issues with opening and closing certain application that resulted in several popups? Did you ever find a lot of unknown toolbars, search bars added to your browser, frustrating animations added to the web pages? You would have tried to remove them from the browser, but every time you came back again, it was already there. After making so many unsuccessful attempts, the only thing that you thought capable of removing these stuff is a complete format of the system. I mean, it is not your fault because most of the people do not know how to handle them once they have been installed on the system. Try AdwCleaner the next time.
AdwCleaner helps you remove adware, toolbars, search bars, and other potentially unwanted programs or PUPs, as they are popularly known as in some places. These are referred to as PUPs because they do not fall under any type of security threat or virus category and hence cannot be detected by an antivirus solution. There is a complete list of such programs that are attacked by AdwCleaner and removed completely, even the folders created during the fresh install. These are facemoods or funmoods, ask bar, conduit, my web search, and similarly many others. Do check out their official page to know the details and updates.
- The current running version is 5.023 and is a measly 1.6 MB is size.
- It is available for all Windows, only, operating systems.
- This is also available in multi-lingual support for country-specific usage.
- It is distributed as a freeware, which means that you do not need to spend anything to use this product and leverage its benefits. However, you cannot resell it as a commercial product under your name as it is covered by the GNU license. It is manufactured by Xplode.
PUPs are those which get installed on your system when you do not take care while downloading some software from a third party repository. This is because they come bundled with 4 to 5 freeware and when you click on "Accept" button without reading the disclaimer you unknowingly allow them to disturb your life. AdwCleaner automatically finds out these type of programs and removes them completely from the registry, folders, taskbar, menu, shortcuts and all possible hidden locations that might cause it returns back.
So, the next time you download something, just be aware. Play safe and play better.
Changes on the new version: [BUG] - Fixed bug with registry elements deletion on 64bits systems [BUG] - Fixed bug with registry quarantine on 64bits systems