AdwCleaner – Free Scanner Download

By | Posted on July 23, 2013 | Updated on June 11, 2016

AdwCleaner is a computer security tool that was designed to find and delete adware, unwanted toolbar, browser hijacker, and potentially unwanted programs. This tool is a stand-alone program that finds and removes recent infections of adware and other unwanted applications. AdwCleaner also detects if a browser hijacker is controlling the web browser by checking current settings.

AdwCleaner specifically targets adware that were installed on the computer without user’s approval. We are talking of adware that is commonly bundled with freeware such as Internet speed booster, download manager, multimedia players, and free games. Upon installing such program, users are unaware that adware will also be installed without seeking for their permission. Unless you do custom installation of the downloaded program, you will no option of rejecting the adware.

Normally, affected browser will see signs of adware presence right away. Toolbar is added to the menu that contains redundant buttons and links. Home page is also affected. Instead of the usual default setup, affected browser will utilized a custom search engine as assigned by the adware.

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With the help of free AdwCleaner from General Changelog Team, you can easily remove many variants of mentioned computer disorder. Scanning the computer and deleting harmful entries will make your Internet browsing more safe and efficient.

Download and Usage

Disclaimer: By downloading and using this tool, you are considered to have read the owner’s disclaimer and agreed to terms and conditions as declared on the official web site.

1. Obtain the most recent copy of AdwCleaner from its official web site.
Download the file from ToolsLib Website

2. After downloading, browse for file location and double-click on adwcleaner.exe.

3. AdwCleaner instantly start the program. To begin scanning the computer, click on Scan button.

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4. After the scan, this tool will log the result on a .TXT file. You can view the contents by opening the file via Notepad.

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5. To start removing identified adware, please click on Cleaning.

After making sure that computer is free from adware, you can now click the Uninstall button to completely remove this tool from the PC.

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30 thoughts on “AdwCleaner – Free Scanner Download

  1. carol storm

    I have tried to follow the steps as close as possibly for removal of this nationzoom malware. I have never seen anything like this diabolical thing and I’m not sure I got it all. It seems to just be re-producing itself. I remove it and it and it makes 2 more in its place. We will see what happens at the end. I’m thrilled as well as grateful, that people have given their time and extraordinary talents to help us make this right. I just think when I’m finished that I will have screwed it up. I wills post what everything looks like then.
    Thanks, :Carol

  2. Andy

    Hi, I would just like to thank you guys for this beautiful tool. It has helped me and many others with malicious software. All in good deeds. Andy

  3. Andrew

    I have to say you must be impressing someone. I had malware that originated from freeware that I didn’t supervise properly while installing. There were about three or four forms and I had trouble identifying all sources. When I located a website that correctly identified the main problem and offered suggestions about how to resolve it, one of the suggestions was to use AdwCleaner. When I tried to go to the link, the popups went mad trying to block me and redirect me to their clients. Good news is that AdwCleaner solved all sources of malware instantly.

  4. Lidia D.

    This really worked, and fast!
    Thank you!

  5. Freddy U.

    This thing worked like a brand new blender. Perfectly. It even threw out all the old messed up pineapples and moldy blueberries on my computer, and all I was left with was a beautiful browsing smoothie. Mmm. Delicious. I recommend this to ANYONE plagued with those “shoppers’ experience” pieces of trash. 3 thumbs up.

  6. Justyna Wnek

    Thank you so much. I’ve managed to get rid of the Aztec programs. Thank you

  7. Dr. Prashanth Jana

    Hey guys, you really helped me; that was just wonderful, especially the TornTV was real stubborn, but you helped me do things fast.
    I am not a rich guy yet, but tell me how can I help you? Maybe, by telling my friends about your site?
    Keep up the good work folks. Appreciate it.

  8. Ash Passi

    thank you very much after restart its really works ones again thanks from my bottom of heart

  9. Kevin

    Sorry to ask

    But when I attempt to get the Awdcleaner I get redirected to a sign in for Piwik

    I have no idea how to sign up for it.

    Can someone please help?

  10. load insider

    thanks a lot, with this article make me ca remove that crazy malware

  11. Cemal

    So far, unbelievable! I could never imagine it would work so fast.
    You guys really deserve to get all the best, thanks a lot!

  12. Kendall

    Can someone please help? When I run the adwcleaner program it seems to work but then when I hit Clean, it freezes up and won’t respond. Any ideas what to do? Thanks!

  13. Shikha Sharma

    Thank you so much….. I get too sad with any unusual happening on my laptop..some bloody Bing.vs thing, hugs and kisses.

  14. Kate

    Adwcleaner downloaded. Will not work. Will not close. Cannot uninstall. Please assist.

  15. Nathan Phelps

    If you’re thinking about using this, chances are you’re a bit skeptical about it. I mean, if you needed it, you probably just had your computer infected after downloading another sketchy file. That’s how I felt, but was desperate enough to take the leap of faith. Here is my opinion on this:

    USE IT

    I rarely leave comments, but this is the only thing that worked and it worked so well that I felt obligated to come back and praise it. Throw out the skepticism and hit download already, that virus is only going to get worse!

  16. Svy

    This works like magic. Quick and efficient. Though I did have to reset my Chrome settings since one malware program apparently got missed in the cleanup.

  17. graceduay

    Thank you for this post! I am so happy that this removed navsmart.info in my browser after trying other malware removal program. Only adwcleaner clean and remove permanently this stubborn browser.

  18. Appreciations Unlimited

    So smooth really appreciate you search algorithms.
    Works like a charm.

    Thanks

  19. bergman

    I have locked malware in my trash and can’t delete them. They are Javeview.update.plist and Manrolling.update.plist. How do i remove them. I have tried everything including Malwarebytes..I also have Kernel_task eating lots of memory on my mac. I need help!! Thank you.

  20. Anya I

    Thanks so much!! I especially appreciated that you posted malware fixes step by step, given that I have limited knowledge of computer programs & therefore tend to be suspicious & get stressed out about accidentally downloading something malicious.

  21. Darlene Dixon

    This was a company called Techcube trying to sell you tools and antivirus when they show you that you have a virus on your computer. Sells for as high as 499.99 but disguising themselves as a microsoft tech. When you dont buy he leaves all that adware on your computer and hangs up. Someone needs to report them to Microsoft. Not okay to put bloatware on your computer to try to sell you something, also not okay to pretend like they are microsoft tech guys. Tried to tell me Avast and MalwareBytes were not good programs to have because they are free. But guess what, those 2 along with revouninstaller got rid of all of their stuff on my computer. Thanks to all you guys!

  22. Milda

    Thank you so much! It helped me! I was annoyed by the virus called Noad Variance TV.

  23. Diane

    Hello,

    I’m having trouble with this, everytime I download the app once I go to exe I get this error:

    The app mac file opener can’t open the app

    Anyone have this happen and have a solution?

    Thanks in advance, this is an annoying malware.

    Diane

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