August 17th, 2012

Removal tool for adware, toolbars and many more


599 KB 

Last Update:

August 17th, 2012 



OS Support:

Windows Xp / Vista / 7 

License/Program Type:







Editor's Opinion
AdwCleaner - a free, portable and simple to use tool for detecting and removing adware, toolbars and other potentially unwanted applications from your system.
Editor's Description
Find yourself installing new applications often ? Tired of having additional utilities installed like toolbars, adware ? You can now put a stop to this, all free of charge with AdwCleaner.

What is AdwCleaner ?

AdwCleaner is a lightweight utility with a powerful functionality; standing at just 500KB, this little tool can effectively detect and remove unwanted applications on your system like adware, annoying toolbars and other forms of potentially unwanted programs (PUP).

AdwCleaner is quite straightforward to use; within a robust, intuitive graphic interface you can perform searches throughout your system. The user may then opt to delete or uninstall unwanted applications and that's all there is to it.

Note that after each search is performed, a TXT type log will be created where the user can quickly view multiple types of details like date and time, operating system, services, file and folders, registry + GUID, Internet browsers. If any toolbar, potentially unwated application or hijacker (utility that changes your browser's home page) is encountered, it will be displayed within this log file.

AdwCleaner requires no installation; this, its small size and functionality makes the application a nice tool to have on a USB stick. In addition to that, AdwCleaner is completely free of charge which should make it even more appealing.


AdwCleaner can effectively help you deal with annoying applications that sometimes install themselves without your knowledge; while these may not always attempt to steal your information, they still tend to clutter up a browser, change home page. It will dig as deep as your registry entries to make sure you run a clean and safe operating system.

AdwCleaner is compatible with Window Xp, Vista and 7 for both 32 and 64 bit systems. This is all free so give it a try.
For more information, please watch the movie that contains installation and complete features demo
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AdwCleaner Scan reports
avast! 4.8 Scan Report:

* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
* Task 'Simple user interface' used
* Started on Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:43:27 PM
* VPS: 120419-0, 04/19/2012

C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\[UPX] [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\>>>AUTOIT SCRIPT<<< [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\AutoIt.script [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\AdwCleaner.jpg [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Search.jpg [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Delete.jpg [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe\C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Uninstall.jpg [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe:Zone.Identifier [+] is OK
Infected files: 0
Total files: 9
Total folders: 1
Total size: 2.8 MB

* Task stopped: Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:43:28 PM
* Run-time was 1 second(s)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Scan Report:

Virus Scan: completed <1 minute ago (events: 18, objects: 13, time: 00:00:00)
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM Task started
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe:Zone.Identifier
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM Packed: UPX C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM Archive: Embedded C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX/script.au3
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\AdwCleaner.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Search.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Delete.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Uninstall.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/UPX
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM Archive: Embedded C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/script.au3
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\AdwCleaner.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Search.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Delete.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe/C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Developpement\Outils\AdwCleaner\Ressources\Uninstall.jpg
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM OK C:\Softoxi\Scan\adwcleaner.exe
4/19/2012 6:43:30 PM Task completed

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