Jump to content

Adwcleaner being blocked


Recommended Posts


I tried to run an older ADWcleaner earlier and told me to download the latest one, version

But whenever I try to run it windows is blocking me from running it, and I was able to run it once where windows did not ask me UAC for it, the thing where I have to say yes or no to let it run while normally ADWcleaner always makes UAC ask me that.

Is something wrong with this version, or did I download a bad version?


I hope I can be helped with this.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Staff

Hello Jeji,

This is indeed normal behavior as AdwCleaner needs administrator privileges to run and do its job. As such, Windows will ask if you are intentionally running the program.  You will see this sort of behavior by Windows for any program icon that has the little blue and yellow Windows Security Shield embedded in it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.