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As many of you have already seen, last week I blogged that we would be getting more aggressive in the detection of Potentially Unwanted Programs, or “PUPs” as we call them.

I’d like to announce that we’re advancing that mission with the acquisition of AdwCleaner.

AdwCleaner is a popular product, installed over 200 million times, and used by consumers, technicians, and enterprises all over the globe to remove adware, browser hijackers, other potentially wanted programs, and more. As I write this, it averages more than 200,000 downloads per day. Jérôme and Corentin, the two engineers that have maintained the project from very early on, will be joining the Malwarebytes team.

Short term, we will work to give the product a facelift and enhance its detection ability. Over a longer period, we hope to learn from and integrate the technology into our flagship product, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. AdwCleaner will remain free as a standalone product.

Consumers and businesses download AdwCleaner more than 200,000 times per day, making it one of the most downloaded products on many sites. Installed around 200 million times, AdwCleaner has proven effective against bloatware, questionable software and specific types of malware.

As a reminder, you can read more about our PUP classification criteria here!

Learn more about AdwCleaner: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner_welcome/.

Download the free version of AdwCleaner: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/.


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Very good enhancement! MBAM get's better and better in future, I love it! I already recommend it to everyone who asks for a very good protection utility  :wub:


Forever Malwarebytes! :D

Thanks alot for this

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Excellent news! Awesome job Malwarebytes team . Looking forward to the malwarebytes antimalware facelift and detections ability. Any ETA of when this will be happening?

A long time malwarebytes antimalware customer and forever will be using this awesome program :D

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Good acquisition and addition to the Malwarebytes family, specially with it's War on PUPs!

I just tried it, the new modern and clean interface is easier to use, follow and look at(I don't care what some of the old time geeks say, eye candy is important:P).

I created a thread at Ten Forums(three hours after the CEO posted here) informing of the acquisition and dedicated to Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, and linked to the download page: http://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-firewalls-system-security/67383-malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner.html 

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1 minute ago, Firefox said:

Thanks @CliffS, I must have missed that, however I don't see it listed under https://www.malwarebytes.com/products/

I found the link to it at the end of this article: https://press.malwarebytes.com/2016/10/19/malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner/



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3 minutes ago, CliffS said:

I found the link to it at the end of this article: https://press.malwarebytes.com/2016/10/19/malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner/

It may just be me but I don't really see a link there that takes me to the download page.

I guess what I am saying is that, is it going to be listed in the all products page as its not listed there now....

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Hi Team,

AdwCleaner is a great tool when used correctly. Always do the SCAN section first, then review it, and if all is correct go OK, OK, and if you are not aware, close all other open programs, then hit CLEAN, as your computer will reboot after cleaning. Hate you to lose any open documents !! :rolleyes:

Another program at the one place, soon we will have a download file like Bleep.Comp.

Thanks Cecile, we crossed posts. :)

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