AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web. 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.
The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web. In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs. AdwCleaner is designed to search for and remove these types of programs. When the scan has finished, look through the scan results and uncheck any entries that you do not wish to remove. When you are satisfied with the selection, simply click on the Clean button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing. On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.
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