Installing and using AdwCleaner

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An indispensable security tool when using free software

AdwCleaner Is an American security vendor Malwarebytes A standalone security app developed by Spyware, which is essential when using free software that can remove adware, spyware, PUPs (potentially unwanted applications), toolbars, and hijackers.

System requirements

Version 8 Currently

OS: Windows 7/8/10
CPU: Intel / AMD 2 MHz or higher with SSE800 support
RAM: 512 MB or more
Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 and above

Where to get the software

ToolsLib Adw Cleaner Official Download Page

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Install AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner works standalone, so no installer is needed.

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On the download page Download Click

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The application itself downloads it, so if you want to use it continuously, you can place it anywhere.  AdwCleaner Move and save.

How to use AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is completed in two steps: scan and delete.

If you are using an older version, it may be killed, so if AdwCleaner does not start, update to the latest version.

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After starting AdwCleaner, if the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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The license agreement will be displayed at the first startup, so if there are no problems, click "Agree".

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AdwCleaner will start, so before you run the scan Save all the apps you are working on and exitTo do.

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Scan now Click to start scanning for adware and suspicious files on your PC.

If there is no problem, after the scan is completed No wonders were detected in the system.Is displayed, so the process ends.

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After scanning threat If is detected TypesDetails Is displayed.

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Types You can check the detected threats by clicking ▼.

The most commonly detected PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) Potential threat-Unwanted programs It is a suspicious program that does not cause any direct damage, but if you delete it carelessly, it may cause problems with the application you are using, so be sure to check the details.
For detected threats Types and content of threats detected by AdwCleanerSee.

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After confirming the item to be deleted, delete it and if there is no problem, click "Quarantine" to execute.

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The process detected by "Continue" is forcibly terminated and quarantined, but if the program is locked and cannot be deleted, the PC needs to be restarted.

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The results are displayed when the quarantine is complete.

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Click View Log File to open the contents of the cleanup performed in Notepad.

update

AdwCleaner will automatically check the version when it starts, and if there is an update, a dialog will be displayed.

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Run "Download" to download to the same directory as your AdwCleaner.

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A startup dialog will be displayed for downloading, but the latest version will not start depending on the version you are using, so run the latest AdwCleaner downloaded from "Open Location".

isolation

After scanning with AdwCleaner isolation Has only disabled the threat and has not been removed.

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On the left sidebar isolation Will list the quarantined threats for each item 復 元Delete Is possible.

復 元 Is used when a problem occurs in the application in use due to quarantine of the threat, etc. Delete Detected threats Quarantine Completely remove from.

logfile

In the log file, you can check the contents of scans and cleanings performed in the past.

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You can check the contents of the log by double-clicking the displayed log.

Configuration

AdwCleaner is fine to use by default, but by default Anonymously provide usage and threat statistics Opt out if you don't want to send data because is enabled.

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The database is turned on by default, but to keep up with the latest malware information Automatically use cloud database Leave the default settings.

Turning off the database uses the internal database, which is malware information at the time of AdwCleaner's release.
The release date is Configuration Of Overview You can check it on the tab.
Uninstall

AdwCleaner is an application that doesn't need to be installed, but it stores files such as quarantined threats and logs, so if you want to remove it, Configuration Of Application On the tab Remove AdwCleaner To execute.

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Uninstall Configuration Of Application On the tab Remove AdwCleaner Run with.

Uninstalling also removes the quarantined threat.

Basic repair operation

Perform basic repair operations Is an older version Options , Basic repair A function that resets or deletes parts that are likely to be tampered with by malware, such as Windows network settings.

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scan If no threat is detected after executionPerform basic repair operations-Skip basic repair operations Button is displayed.

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Items performed by basic repair operations Configuration Of Basic repair operation You can check with.

By default Delete tracking key (trace key)Reset Winsock Only are enabled and both run if the malware has made changes.
Conflict with IObit

As posted on the Malwarebytes site, in 2009 Malwarebytes accused IObit of stealing its own database and intellectual property, and AdwCleaner PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare Etc. Detect IObit programs as PUPs.

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Risk of using IObit app

Why IObit is criticized and the dangers of apps IObit is a Chinese software vendor that develops system utilities and security software, and while it is notorious, it is highly rated by IObit Uninstaller and others […].

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