I have downloaded adware cleaner. How do I use it????
I just want to say thank you for your job,
Adwcleaner is very usefull for me,
it's just awesome.
But there is just a thing that can could be better,
Can you do just a button for "Update" the software,
because always deleting the previous and download the new is boring...
Really want an upgrade like that !
Thank you for your job again !
(ps : it's just an advise, and sorry for my english i'm french )
Hi there, didn't come here in a while but anyway I will answer if some of you are interested. I used AutoIT to write this program, that's why it's sometimes triggering false positives in some antiviruses. As far as I know, this language really tries to use the core functions of Windows, and I think I read somewhere that it is using the same download function than Internet Explorer.
In a nutshell, that's just triggering an Internet Explorer download via the console.
Downloaded version 6.020, shut all other programmes, ran adwcleaner "scan" then selected "clean" but it stopped responding on "clean files". Shut programme using Task Manager.
Repeated process, same result.
Rebooted and repeated process. Same result.
Windows Vista. Any ideas?
@fabiolagraeber It's not a bug. Just ignore it. It won't prevent you from downloading AdwCleaner.
@KOPFteam It should be fixed with the latest version of AdwCleaner (6.020).
Awesome work! I have a few things to mention though:
AdwCleaner keeps detecting SereneScreen's Marine Aquarium as a problem. This is a legit screensaver I paid for. Please configure it to stop detecting this as a problem. Also HCKU\Software\SlimWare Utilities are not adware / malware or any kind of problem either - it's a program called AVG Driver Updater - it can be downloaded from here: http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-driver-updater
It's also strange that the AVG PC Tuneup Task Background Maintenance is detected under Scheduled Tasks. AVG PC Tuneup is a legitimate optimization suite that has the to clean registry , temporary files and broken shortcuts and defrag in the background. It's a legit program I installed myself and that can be downloaded from AVG.com.
Other than that, it's a great program. PLEASE:
1. Provide a "Send Feedback / Report incorrect detections" option in the program.
2. Provide the option to have an exclusion list and exclude incorrect detections from being re-detected in future scans, as unchecking every single detail in every single tab gets tiresome.
Keep up the great work!
AdwCleaner lists Mipony as a Potentially Unwanted Program, aka PUP; however it is not. When installing Mipony Download Manager, it clearly lists other software which will be installed if you do not uncheck the box, just as many other software programs do. Please remove Mipony from your list of PUPs. As is, I have to uncheck all the little boxes every time I run AdwCleaner. Thank you.
Just downloaded this software and already its as buggy as hell:
Line 10570 (file "C:\Users\Peter\Desktop\adware_6.000.exe")
Error: Variable used without being declared.
Can't get it to work, thanks for the headache.
I really appreciate what you do with this program. It's one hell of a program. I do have a suggestion, though:
I've noticed that, the more up-to-date it is, the slower it becomes...it takes quite some time for it to scan a system, despite using SSDs.
Could you split the scanning process among 4+ cores of the CPU so that the scanning speed is improved? Could you give the software 4 instances with Affinity specifically set to a CPU core? I believe doing that may improve its scanning time, especially on SSDs (which are usually the ones holding the entire Windows installation -> and this last one is what most infection target (Users folder, Windows, Program Data...)
Thank you again for your work on this great tool! No wonder it has so many millions of downloads