AdwCleaner

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AdwCleaner

#1 Post by guinness » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Tested: Portable
Download: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/dow ... adwcleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for :
Adware (ads softwares)
PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)
Toolbars
Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)

It works with a Search and Delete mode. It can be easily uninstalled using the mode "Uninstall".
Simply run the executable and once complete select the "Uninstall" button to remove the registry entries. It also creates a log file of deleted items on the root drive e.g. C:\, but this is cleaned up too.

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner
HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner\DeleteCount	0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner\SearchCount	1
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Re: AdwCleaner

#2 Post by guinness » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:35 am

I should add it will delete the executable if uninstalled.
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Re: AdwCleaner

#3 Post by I am Baas » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:15 am

Admin rights + Auto check for updates.
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Re: AdwCleaner

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:43 pm

Given the amount of adware junk that's found it's way into software we use, I think this may have become a necessary addition.

AdwCleaner - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2718

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Re: AdwCleaner

#5 Post by billon » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:01 pm

From changelog of the latest version (5.100):
AdwCleaner is now installed in "Program Files"
Tested, and really, it creates folders FileQuarantine, RegistryQuarantine and file settings.ini in %PROGRAMFILES%\AdwCleaner after launch. Yes, they can be deleted before exit ("Uninstalled"), but that's too much.
I think now it's not portable in any, even most tolerable mean and must be deleted from the database.

webfork, what is your decision?

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Re: AdwCleaner

#6 Post by Midas » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:35 am

Don't delete, downvote -- I did. In case full portability returns, I'll just upvote again... 8)

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Re: AdwCleaner

#7 Post by webfork » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:51 am

billon wrote:webfork, what is your decision?
I'm not sure. As I'm a little overloaded, I'll go ahead and downvote it for now and try to check into this over the weekend. I'd like to get a handle on whether or not there's an easy workaround. Whatever comes up, I'll be sad if an anti-malware tool fell off the site.
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