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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner
Screenshot of AdwCleaner v7.2.0
CaptionScreenshot of AdwCleaner v7.2.0
Developed ByXplode Development Team
Malwarebytes (v6.030+)
Latest Releasev8.0.1.0 (2019-12-18)
PlatformWindows 7 and later
LanguageArabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English (US and UK), Spanish, Basque, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified and traditional)
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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, also known as simply AdwCleaner, is a free anti-adware program developed by Malwarebytes. For versions prior to v6.030, it was developed by the Xplode development team. The user may scan the system for shortcuts, registry keys, and malicious browser extensions. It may also detect bloatware and other PUPs such as Ebay links on the desktop. In general, this program tries to remove adware programs.

AdwCleaner uses the open source libsodium 1.0.16 crypto library, a portable, cross-compilable, installable, packageable fork of NaCl.

AdwCleaner is available in 28 different languages, of which most were translated by community translators.

Just after the release v6.030, Malwarebytes took control in developing the project. The official download site has also been created on the Malwarebytes website, although the ToolsLib and Bleeping Computer download sites continue to work to this day.

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7 was released on 17 July 2017, completely rewriting the program.

As of November 2019, since the release of the software, it has been downloaded over 235 million times at ToolsLib.