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    AdwCleaner Alternatives

    AdwCleaner is described as 'easy-to-use OS security utility that allows you to get rid of adware on your computer in seconds, by quickly scanning the system' and is a very popular Anti-Malware app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AdwCleaner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which is free. Other great apps like AdwCleaner are Windows Security, Avast Free Antivirus, Spybot - Search & Destroy and HitmanPro.

    AdwCleaner is mainly a Anti-Malware App but alternatives to it may also be Anti-Virus Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdwCleaner.
    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    AdwCleaner is an easy-to-use OS security utility that allows you to get rid of adware on your computer in seconds, by...
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    1. Malwarebytes Premium is smarter, faster, and lighter than ever before. Go beyond antivirus and stop worrying about online threats.
      Most users think Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a great alternative to AdwCleaner.
    2. Windows Security (known as Windows Defender Antivirus before Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Windows Defender before Windows 10 Creators Update, or Microsoft Defender Antivirus before Windows 11) is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows.
      Most users think Windows Security is a great alternative to AdwCleaner.


    3. Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Symbian S60
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      Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.
      Most users think Spybot - Search & Destroy is a great alternative to AdwCleaner.
    4. HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.


    5. SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications, as well as restore modified system settings.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
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      The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.
    6. Tron is a collection of programs, tools, utilities, and Windows functions that are all scripted together.
    7. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware.
    8. herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud.

      Discontinued

      The program is currently not available on the official website: the download option was removed at the beginning of 2017. Last version, 1.0.3.9, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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