AdwCleaner is a popular tool that will help you remove adware and toolbars from your computer and your browser and enable you to enjoy a better experience both online and offline.
When you download and install new programs from the internet, you’re sometimes bound to encounter some programs that will start shoving various ads and even unwanted third-party programs to the installation. And without even realizing it, you’re stuck with a program that you don’t want, whether it’s a toolbar in your browser, or an antivirus, for example.
With it, you can get rid of these programs and ads once and for all. The tool will help you detect such programs and files on your computer, and it will also delete them for you if that’s what you want to do.
AdwCleaner is a highly portable tool. You can deploy it from an executable file that’s found from extractable files. So all you need to do is download the files, extract them, and you can start using this utility already. It doesn’t leave traces in your Windows Registry, too, so it will not consume any space and not many resources.
When you start the application, you’ll be able to start the scanning process. It’s a simple one, but also very highly effective. The tool will automatically search for potential adware and even malware on your computer and potentially intrusive programs that you might have installed without consent. After that, you can decide what to do with these files.
The results of the scan are presented neatly in a separate document. You’ll be able to see which entries are proposed by the tool for deletion. You can delete them on your own or later instruct the tool to delete them for you.
Note that while the program is running, it will close all of the running applications. It can affect your performance.
AdwCleaner is an advanced and portable tool for cleaning adware from your computer and other potentially intrusive programs.