The world’s most popular adware cleaner finds and removes unwanted
programs and junkware so your online experience stays optimal and

Fast results.
Powerful cleaning.

Computer running slow? Strange messages popping up? Browser homepage changed without your permission? This could be the work of adware (and its friends), a sneaky variant of malware that is hard to find, and harder to remove. Malwarebytes AdwCleaner employs innovative technology engineered solely to detect and remove these unwanted hitchhikers. It’s the cleaner of choice for home users and technicians.

Removes adware and unwanted programs

Removes adware and unwanted programs

Aggressively targets adware, spyware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and browser hijackers with technology specially engineered to remove these threats.

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Crushes annoying software

Removes unwanted browser toolbars and bundled programs that can open the door for spyware and PUPs. This puts you back in control of your browsing.

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Scans fast, faster, fastest

Scans your computer in seconds. Clean your computer in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

install nothing


Doesn’t use much memory or processor power, and there’s nothing to install. Just download, launch, and click to scan. It’s that simple.

Removes junkware, optimizes performance

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Don’t take our word for it

“This could be my best adcleaner in the whole world. Not only (does) it fixes my problem, it gives me advice, too.”

‒ Jeffgoal2004

“Every time I opened a website it would direct me back to I just lived with it for a while. But finally searched and found AdwCleaner. AWESOME!”


“Saved my pc, when other programs couldn’t”



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Tech specs

Software requirements

Software requirements

Windows 11 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

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Languages supported

Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Basque, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese

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