AdwCleaner won't run in Malwarebytes AdwCleaner Posted June 11 Thanks for the file. The log confirms AdwCleaner isn't crashing. Around the time AdwCleaner is launched up until the process exits, there's activity from the following programs: Ashampoo UnInstaller Malwarebytes for Windows Norton Security Acronis True Image Active Desktop Calendar Unfortunately, the issue wasn't reproducible after setting up a Windows 7 machine and testing various scenarios with the above software installed. We can see that immediately before AdwCleaner exits unexpectedly, Norton Security has opened up the AdwCleaner exe file for reading. Do you have Norton Security configured with non-default settings? I know you mentioned that you've already tried with Norton Security disabled. However, just disabling is sometimes not sufficient. Would you be willing to temporarily uninstall Norton Security, reboot and then try running AdwCleaner once more? At the very least, this will help rule out Norton Security for definite. Also, I don't see consent.exe being launched at any point. Just to confirm, when you run AdwCleaner, the User Account Control (UAC) box doesn't appear prompting you to "allow changes"?