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AdwCleaner is a tool that deletes Adware/Toolbar/PUP/Hijacker. It works with a Search and a Deletion Mode..

It runs with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 versions 32 & 64 bits.

Developer : Xplode

Click here to download AdwCleaner

    • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on your desktop.
    • Launch it, click on [Search] and wait for the scan.
    • When the scan ends, a report appears.

Note : This report is also saved to C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt

    • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on your desktop.
    • Launch it, click on [Deletion] and wait for the scan.
    • When the scan ends, a report appears.

Note : This report is also saved to C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt

Note : Ask being deleted by ADWCleaner, Antivir Webguard still not run after the Ask deletion by ADWCleaner. To avoid this "problem", and at the request of the internaut, you may use the option "Disable Ask Detection" in pressing both [Alt] + [A] once the ADWCleaner interface is launched.

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# Guest 2014-03-22 22:43
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0 # Kimba 2014-03-21 02:52
Rick 42
-1 # Rick 42 2014-03-20 16:26
Hey. Your application has a very serious flaw in it's code.

When presented with "Press OK to continue" for closing running software or reboot the computer, the only action to be executed when pressing the X on the message box should be "proceed without action". Now I had to request a new key for TopSolid. YOU BROKE THE LICENSE CONFIGURATION!.
Glen A Goodale
0 # Glen A Goodale 2014-03-17 19:26
I keep trying to download AdwCleaner, but keep getting diverted to a file conversion program by Conduit, that I do not want on my computer. What's the deal?
-1 # Sia 2014-03-09 18:37
I just installed AdwCleaner.
Then I went to intsall Hosts Anti PUP/Adware
My antivirus detected two worms and blocked intsalling this shit.
Autoit.Azcti and Autoit. Azci worms.
Many Thanks general-changelo g-team france!!!!!
+2 # Michi 2014-02-27 16:25
Bestes Program digga cho...richtig geil! Hat MyPC Backup Win ZIper und noch mindestens 5 andere scheissprogramme einfach deinstalliert und dann neu gestartet und dann waren die Wannabe Programme einfach weg!!!:D
0 # Gilbert 2014-02-18 22:33
la version 3.019 détruit ADBLOCK ainsi que le traducteur Google dans Firefox.
Les versions précédents ne faisaient jamais cela.
Pouvez vous y apporter un correctif ?
Merci beaucoup pour le travail
+3 # jjill 2014-02-17 08:33
Wish I had found AdwCleaner before I tried everything else! Iminent had dug in deep and was not going away until I used AdwCleaner.
+5 # JP 2014-01-19 00:11
Windows 7 user
I had several problems lately as well as the typical feeling of a "lamer system" as earlier.
adwcleaner ran seamless and erased the problems as well as the lamer-feeling. But didn't try to convince me to mess with my system (like tuneup utils, which I installed a year ago and this one still found files to erase of it). System works fine now.

I recommend it very much, I'll donate because it's worth it, and I am very happy that I found it (thanks to the unknown person who gave me the advice on the net).
-6 # Willm 2014-01-16 21:25
This program is rubbish. It caused a lot of conflicts with my anti-virus software (F-Secure) and it forced my computer to reboot without asking permission.
Veli Matthias
+5 # Veli Matthias 2013-12-31 12:10
AdwCleaner works very well - I downloaded it via Bleepingcomputer .com (because it is not possible via changelog-team.f r !). My problem was AVG secure search and AVG secure toolbar (via softonic/virus). Any other tools and virusprograms did not help!! AdwCleaner found 28 registryproblem and fixed those - now our PC and some laptops are cleaned by many ways. THANKS!!!
How to know if my AdwCleaner is the latest version? And how to donate without paypal - i dont use it never.
Christer Svensson
+11 # Christer Svensson 2013-12-09 22:31
It´s amazing, it took Delta-Search away in a few seconds I LOVE IT!!! :lol:
Marcelo petaL
+3 # Marcelo petaL 2013-11-21 05:52
3.012 is deleting "Torch Web Browser" Chrominium Based web browser



+7 # Dustin 2013-11-21 02:46
This is amazing. it worked perfectly and with no hassle. im going to reccomend this to people.
+3 # Sezer 2013-11-13 18:34
It doesn't work becaus of Auto it Error
Line 731 Error:Error parsing function call.
How can i solve it please help me :(
+2 # yo1 2013-11-11 11:19

Bitdefender 2014 détecte la version 3.012 comme 1 virus

impossible de le télécharger

+4 # Hazel 2013-10-11 09:50
Thank you ever so much guys for this wonderful tool.
It really does its work very very well.

Much gratitude!
eric von krieg
+1 # eric von krieg 2013-09-08 00:56
Quoting RebeccaOli:
[quote name="Eric von Krieg"]New version of ADWCleaner doesn't run and says :

Auto it error

Line 3162 (File"C:\Uesers\vonkrieg\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe):

Error. Variable used without being declared

Hi, RebeccaOli !

I'm using version 2.306 (i've fove ound it in download folder of an old computer - lol). Run it and cancel atualization. So, you will be able to remove some adwares. I hope Xplode fix it soon !
+4 # RebeccaOli 2013-09-07 22:56
Quoting Eric von Krieg:
New version of ADWCleaner doesn't run and says :

Auto it error

Line 3162 (File"C:\Uesers\vonkrieg\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe):

Error. Variable used without being declared

Same problem, downloaded 3 different times, tried mirror site as well. I love this program and at this moment could really use it to get rid of somethings that have appeared on my computer. Thank you for your time
+3 # Antonio 2013-09-04 13:56
Muy bueno, gracias por tú trabajo desinteresado.

Si le añades la opción de ejecutarlo desde la línea de comandos con parámetros ya sería... maravilloso.

Muchas gracias
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Eric von Krieg
+3 # Eric von Krieg 2013-09-03 19:36
New version of ADWCleaner doesn't run and says :

Auto it error

Line 3162 (File"C:\Uesers\vonkrieg\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe):

Error. Variable used without being declared
0 # prince4772 2013-08-27 11:05
thank you very much
i just got rid of that V9 Browser Hijacker...
i recommeded you to download this useful tool and also STAY AWAY FROM MALICIOUS SITES PLEASE
0 # prince 2013-08-27 11:00
thank you for making this great free software....
i had stuck with V9 browser Hijacker thanks a lot i just got rid of it :D :D :D
thank you
0 # ray72217 2013-08-25 13:09
thank u
-1 # Rita 2013-08-24 01:44
I love this tool but can't get Norton to quit deleting it before I get a chance to execute it.
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-1 # Speed 2013-08-22 09:36
One thing to improve is to add a pause & stop button after begining of scan.

Thank you.
-1 # Brooke 2013-08-19 22:04
The .txt file that opens upon completion shows that Firefox, Internet Explorer & Opera are clean. Google Chrome is missing & is not listed anywhere in the document. I've seen Google Chrome listed as clean in the past. Does this mean that AdwCleaner no longer checks Chrome?
0 # Daniela 2013-08-01 21:52
The AdwCleaner tool is genius--it even removed traces of a virus I had before that were claimed to be removed by a PC repair store. Thank you so much for making this.
0 # Pjotr 2013-07-16 11:07
AdwCleaner doesn't recognize Pale Moon (clone from Firefox).It isn't showed in the logfile.How can I solve this problem?
-2 # Phil 2013-07-06 22:24
Quoting Nathan:
I work for a community college. Is this software free for use by institutions?

Like Nathan asked, is this free to use for businesses and institutions? Let's say like a computer repair shop?
0 # Lance 2013-07-06 08:53
Hi, guys! I've been using AdwCleaner on Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit (laptop), Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit (desktop) & Win XP SP3 32-bit (desktop) and AdwCleaner functions perfectly and flawlessly in getting rid of all the nasty bugs.

My problem started when I installed Windows XP Pro SP1 x64-bit on another desktop, it can't "read" or open AdwCleaner! So I installed SP2 x64-bit and hoped that it will cure the problem but my Win XP Pro SP2 x64-bit still can't open AdwCleaner (all versions)!

Can you fix this bug? I'd like to use it on my XP x64-bit because I'm afraid that it's already filled up with nasty adwares! Thanks, guys! :))))
+2 # User 2013-06-29 09:33
I used AdwCleaner v2.303 and in the Search log it reported:

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\Mi crosoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\I nternet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\grusskartencenter.com

Key Found : HKCU\Software\Mi crosoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\I nternet Settings\ZoneMap\EscDomains\grusskartencenter.com

I checked the registry and both entries are set to 4 which means they are in the "Restricted Sites Zone" so I think this was a false positive.
+4 # Saper1972 2013-06-09 05:32
Its False Positiv

Folder Znaleziono : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Wondershare
Folder Znaleziono : C:\Program Files (x86)\Wondershare
Folder Znaleziono : C:\ProgramData\M icrosoft\Windows \Start Menu\Programs\Wondershare
Folder Znaleziono : C:\Users\SAPER\AppData\Local\Wondershare
Folder Znaleziono : C:\Users\SAPER\A ppData\Roaming\W ondershare
+1 # LucasFrance 2013-06-08 10:56
Nice sw but the last version removes also Google Toolbar ! Too bad... Could you add an option not the remove Google Toolber in the next release ? Thanks in advance.
+5 # Tim 2013-06-07 16:18
how can i turn off the scan for PUP. I ran AdW and it found that Wondershare was a PUP even though it's a legitimate suite of programs (wondershare.com )
+1 # gosheto74 2013-06-07 11:12
unique and effective program thanks
Josh N
+3 # Josh N 2013-05-29 17:32
Love this software, but hate having to download updates manually all the time. Why can't it just update through the program?
John Rescue
+6 # John Rescue 2013-05-29 16:57
Is it possible to run adwcleaner from command line and search or delete wihout user input?
+1 # Fr33Tux 2013-05-16 18:04
Quoting Nathan:
I work for a community college. Is this software free for use by institutions?


Absolutely, this software is free for everyone. Nevertheless, you can make a donation to help the author.
+2 # Nathan 2013-05-16 17:46
I work for a community college. Is this software free for use by institutions?
+1 # Engi 2013-05-16 10:54
Hi Xplode,... one questions; to exclude ''AVG Secure Search'' from ADWCleaner deletion ? perhaps to click on ''disable ask detection'' ? ....and thank you very much for this WONDERFUL PROGRAM !! ;-)
+1 # Brooke 2013-05-13 15:05
Thank you thank you thank you! You really saved my bacon. I was going to have to format and lose hundreds of dollars worth of programs. I donated some money because I am so impressed that the program is free, that it works so well, is so easy to use, and because you really did save me from having to format, so thank you very much. God bless.
+1 # Andy 2013-04-27 05:23
After days of trying to rid my PC of Yontoo, your ADW Cleaner was the only effective cure, and, thank you for including the most confidence inspiring log; diagnostic analysis and confirming cleansing report. You deserve the support of Google who must realise their own reputation is at risk with Yontoo becoming perceived as a Google invasive prog.
+1 # john 2013-04-26 21:51
Dear Mr explode you are a genius thank you very much for a GREAT program. I was at my wits end trying to get rid of yieldmanager adwcleaner was about the 6th one I tried and the first one that actually worked, thanks again
+1 # Marvin 2013-04-23 19:00
Thank you very much. Adwcleaner was the only program, which removed qvo6.com-startpa ge.
+2 # Fr33Tux 2013-03-19 17:19
Quoting Lark:
Does this program work with Windows 8? Some sources say it does but the system requirements posted here say otherwise.

Yes, It works well on 8.
I forgot to update this description, sorry.
+3 # Lark 2013-03-18 23:21
Does this program work with Windows 8? Some sources say it does but the system requirements posted here say otherwise.
+1 # adwuser 2013-03-08 04:32
Hello administrator, I noticed a certain impact on the network with regard to AdwCleaner 2114, some antivirus recognize it as a threat, false positive?.

Adobe Malware Classifier > Malware 2013/03/08
ArcaVir > Trojan.Dropper.I njector.Fnvn, Trojan.Agent.Ejs a UPX ■Exact 2013/03/08
BitDefender > AutoIT, AutoIT Script 2013/03/08
ClamAV > PUA.Win32.Packer .Upx-53 2013/03/08
Commtouch > UPX 2013/03/08
DrWeb > UPX, ASCRIPT, AUTOIT ■Exact 2013/03/08
F-Prot > UPX 2013/03/08
Jiangmin > Backdoor/Bifrose .apwt ■Exact 2013/03/08
Kaspersky > UPX, AutoIt 2013/03/08
NOD32 > UPX v13_m8, AUTOIT 2013/03/08
PCTools > HeurEngine.ZeroD ayThreat ■Exact 2013/03/08
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+3 # Kevin 2013-02-13 22:58
Adwcleaner got rid of isearch.fantasti games.com when other programs wouldn't. It's a beautiful thing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
+3 # Mike 2013-02-04 10:41
Babylon-Search in Firefox successfully deleted!
Thanks a lot! :lol:
-3 # Linda 2013-02-01 09:04
I already reviewed ADW Cleaner here and on Softpedia. You can now read an extended review on ADW Cleaner on my own website Humansponsors here:
+1 # Macboatmaster 2013-01-30 21:28
A very effective utility.
May I ask if it is updated and the heuteristics are all fully compliant with it use on Windows 8
0 # Felderburg 2013-01-25 06:43
So this seems to have worked pretty well, but the "you may use the option "Disable Ask Detection" in pressing both [Alt] + [A] once the ADWCleaner interface is launched." did NOT work. AdwCleaner deleted bad things, but it also deleted my Google Chrome preferences, and several AVG security toolbars. AVG is NOT a malicious program.
+2 # rebeccalotlov22 2013-01-24 11:16
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
thank you so much whoever made this is a genius and deserves a medal for best ad ware removal tool because this was the only tool on the internet that worked i tried all the quick fixes people said but in the end none worked until i happen upon a blog that linked me to this site i had just got done purchasing 5 other programs that said they took off ad-ware boy what a joke that was so i returned the money ad downloaded this it was so good that the money that was refunded i donated to this program and will continue to donate it is well worth it and i hope everyone use's this if i had used this to begin with i would have save money and 3 days of suffering again many thanks
+5 # rebeccalolov 2013-01-24 11:01
hi thank you who ever created this is a genius i could not get Babylon off my computer this was the only thing that works its so good in fact i am donating 50 dollars to the program after all it works better than any of the five programs i bought it is well worth it definitely a awesome tool and something everyone should have again many thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+7 # Linda 2013-01-20 21:58
I used this program yesterday. I runs well on Windows 7, removing the bad files from my pc, it requires a restart and after restart you receive a log from the files it has removed.
After restart i ran adw cleaner again i started it up again and the log told me on second restart the system was clean.

I went to my browsers but i still had search certifeed toolbar starting up in my browser, Thinking my system is now clean
no search certfied toolbar in my registry, i reinstalled all browsers aghain fresh install.
I wanst ab;e to run Mozilla firefox before, but because adwcleaner cleaned my registry, it now runs on my pc!!!
I got Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Google Chrome without any Hijacks or toolbars installed.

My computer runs much quicker now. I will use this on my other laptop too. Great tool if you want your laptop or pc to be as fast as in the beginning (or faster) again. :-)
Jody Harrison
+1 # Jody Harrison 2013-01-14 02:23
I have downloaded adwcleaner, conducted a search, then clicked on delete. It loads about 10%, then stops....it reads "not responding." Could you please help?
Rob Sedgwick
+1 # Rob Sedgwick 2013-01-10 13:40
AdwCleaner did not pick up 'Coupon Companion' in either Chrome or IE. This was adware which installed itself as an AddIn in both browsers. Should this have been picked up?
+1 # kackie 2013-01-06 05:39
Does any on know what choices to make in upper left under the ? drop down "option" re able/disable?
+2 # johnB 2013-01-02 22:13
:cry: doesn't get snapdo out of search engine choice in chrome (win 7) although it finds it.
+1 # Pappadan 2012-12-04 03:50
Used ADWCleaner to rid my computer of Funmoods malware. The only thing that worked! Thank-you :P
richard staley
+1 # richard staley 2012-11-22 04:37
help! mywebsearch is hiding in my computer and I cannot exorcise it!
+1 # urmil 2012-11-08 17:00
Hi guys,

great job!

The only working tool to remove the claro malware!
+1 # Broni 2012-10-24 05:15
Great tool!
Is there a list of items you target so we can suggest adding new garbage for removal?
+13 # Francisco 2012-10-19 19:28
Cuando lanzo la nueva versión de Adwcleaner me salta el siguiente error y se interrumpe el programa.

Auto it error

Line 2615 (File"C:\Documen ts and settings\Escritorio\adwcleaner.exe)

Error. Variable used without being declared
+3 # ran 2012-09-24 05:21

I was getting frustrated about this virus ads.alpha00001 infecting my computer, very annoying virus! for me AdwCleaner is the only spyware removal that works! with ads.alpha00001.
Angelino Rito
+3 # Angelino Rito 2012-08-22 21:35
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