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[Release] AdwCleaner 8.0.1

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Hello,

We are pleased to share the new AdwCleaner 8.0.1!

In line to the improvements made in AdwCleaner 8, we've been pushing towards improving detection and remediation capabilities, and this time we focused on Mozilla Firefox. We completely rewrote the way we scan and clean Firefox addons, preferences, search engines, start pages, etc.. This allows to reduce the technology debt, to have a more maintainable codebase, and to gain in detection rate and remediation effectiveness.

On top of this major change, we fixed a security vulnerability reported by Günter Born. AdwCleaner 7.0 up to 8.0.1 are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. This has now been fixed. We are very grateful for the report, and we encourage everyone to report us any vulnerabilities in AdwCleaner. We will study them and depending on the severity, act accordingly.

This is the last release of 2019. We hope to keep our newly found pace in 2020 to improve quality, speed, and detection rate!

Detailled changelog:

## v8.0.1 [18/12/2019]

### New Features

- Re-Implement Firefox module. It now properly supports detecting and removing extensions, startpage, searchengines, preferences...

### Changes

- Hide debug output
- Update telemetry internals.
- Update definitions to 2019.12.17.1

### Bugfixes

- Fix a DLL Hijacking vulnerability in AdwCleaner 7.0+, reported by Günter Born.

 

To download AdwCleaner 8.0.1, click here.

 

Please share with us your feedback!

Edited by jboursier

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