AdwCleaner 8.0 released


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May 16, 2018

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 8.0 unveils refreshed UI to better deal with pest


Less than a month after unveiling MBAM 4.0, Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 8.0, a major new version of its standalone adware-cleaning tool.

AdwCleaner 8.0 updates its optional in-app installer to ensure the latest version of Malwarebytes is installed going forward, plus drops support for Windows XP and Vista. Its UI has also been refreshed to chime with MBAM 4.0’s.

AdwCleaner provides a portable, streamlined tool designed to target adware, PUPs and preinstalled software. Its interface is similar to Malwarebytes, but is obviously simpler: after launch, click 'Scan Now' and it’ll update its internal database before scanning your computer.
The tool is even more aggressive than Malwarebytes, flagging items not considered active threats by the latter. Users should be aware that on attempting to quarantine items, the program will also close all running processes.

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