AdwCleaner is another "hunting" app for malicious programs that I like. AdwCleaner is a highly effective extremely lightweight portable app to detect and remove adware programs, toolbar and other diversion of the homepage or search engine who regularly pollute your browser if you are not careful enough . The use of AdwCleaner is exceedingly simple. Just click on the "Search" and AdwCleaner launches an analysis of your services, folders, files, shortcuts, registry and browser. Once the analysis is complete the results are visible in a tab dedicated to each element (services, registry, Firefox, Chrome etc. . ) . A checkbox in front of each problem detected is there to validate the analysis or not. Then click the "Delete" button and AdwCleaner take care to remove all the problems that it has encountered.
Attention as soon as you start this operation, AdwCleaner automatically close all your programs and restart your computer. AdwCleaner also proposes to install an "Anti-PUP/adware Hosts" tool (PUP / Potentially Unwanted Program). If you choose to install this option, the program will modify your HOSTS file to block known addresses to distribute potentially unwanted software. The list of these addresses is visible here: http://www.malekal.com/HOSTS_filtre/HOSTS.txt
AdwCleaner is a removal tool for :
It works with a Search and Delete mode