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Adwcleaner : Removes unwanted toolbars : I tested it out

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#1 +warwagon


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:14

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AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web. In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs. AdwCleaner is designed to search for and remove these types of programs.

I decided to put this program to the test. Installed a bunch of toolbars in an XP VM and tried this program to see how well it removed them.

I hope the audio levels are ok. I was having Microphone issues.


#2 Guth


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 13:31

Thanks for the review WW.
there are so much of these types of program I always wonder which are good and which aren't.