Sunday, May 12, 2013

AdwCleaner 2.2 – Removes Adware, Toolbars, PUPs

AdwCleaner 2.2The most annoying part when you install any software is that it comes with ads, toolbars and PUPs (Potential Undesirable Program). The products will be bundled with these sponsors, some are optional and others are mandatory. The mandatory installations can’t be declined. There is a utility tool called AdwCleaner which removes unnecessary adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, and other PUPs and make your computer run more efficiently than before. It will search and prevent any advertising software from installing on your system via a unique Anti-adware host feature.

An average computer user may be going through Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware or any other adware/malware removal tools, but AdwCleaner is a dedicated utility tool for removing adware.

AdwCleaner is a lightweight program less than 1MB size, simple to use which requires no installation. It doesn’t need other additional plug-ins to run and works on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP (32/64-bit) operating systems. The latest version AdwCleaner 2.2 is Windows 8 compatible with minor changes.

The Interface is so simple with four dedicated buttons Search, Delete, Uninstall and Donate respectively. The progress bar shows the status of actions. You can customize the detection process using “Options” window where you can disable Ask, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Proxy programs. Just click the ‘?’ (Question Mark) on the top-left side of the interface to display the “Options” window.

AdwCleaner 2.2 - Removes Adware, Toolbars, PUPs

When you click “Search” button, it starts scanning your computer for problems and as soon as it completes it displays a pop-up (usually a Notepad) with a list of issues found. Press “Delete” button to remove all the issues and requires a system restart to complete the process.

Key Features:

  • Removes annoying toolbars, browser add-ons, adware, hijackers, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Program) and other issues.
  • Removes remnants or traces of unwanted previous installations to increase system space.You can view files and registry keys that have been detected after ‘Search’ process.
  • Customize the detection module.
  • It is advisable to close all the running applications so that no program gets affected and the removal process is clean when rebooted.
  • Requires NO Installation.
  • Easy to use with dedicated buttons.
  • Can uninstall the program itself via “Uninstall” button.
AdwCleaner 2.2 - Customize Detection Process

Finally, computer users who are looking for a perfect tool for blocking PUPs and removing adware, then AdwCleaner will be a definite try. It is a great solution for urgent adware removal and other unwanted system components. It is absolutely free to download.