AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web. In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs. AdwCleaner is designed to search for and remove these types of programs.

What's New

  • Now also supports Microsoft Edge browser
  • Improve the uninstallation flow, and add a '/uninstall' command to the CLI.


  • Update bundled definitions to 2022.08.22.1


  • Fix security issue when dealing with mountpoints and symlinks.
  • Some deleted items were not displayed in the quarantine
  • Fix Chrome-based browsers scanning logic