Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner

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    AdwCleaner Version Update


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    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

    Version: v8.4.0
    Public release: 12 April 2022


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    Changelog:
    ## v8.4.0 [22/08/2022]

    ### New Features

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

    ### Changes

    * Update bundled definitions to 2022.08.22.1

    ### Bugfixes

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


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    information   Information


    The meaning of the settings: [EN] - AdwCleaner documentation - Pages - Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

    • Reset
      • Proxy Remove every proxies.
      • Winsock settings: Reset every Winsock settings to fix connections troubles. (On by Default)
      • TCP/IP settings: Reset TCP/IP settings : correct settings will be automatically restored if the network uses DHCP. Otherwise the reset must made manually.
      • Firewall settings: Reset every firewall rules.
      • IPSec settings: Reset IPSec settings. It's a protocol used to established encrypted connection between hosts. It can cause connection troubles due to specific malicious software.
      • BITS queue: Empty the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" queue. It's used to transfer files (like software or signatures updates) between hosts, but it can cause connection troubles.
      • IE policies: Delete every Internet Explorer policies and set the ones by default.
      • Chrome policies: Delete every Google Chrome policies and set the ones by default.
      • Chrome preferences: Reset each profile preferences.
      • Hosts file: Remove the Hosts file and replace it by an empty Hosts file.

    • Delete
      • Tracing" keys: Delete all Tracing keys. They are used by several malwares.
      • Image File Execution Options: Delete all subkeys from HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
      • Prefetch files: Delete all .pf files from C:\Windows\Prefetch

    • Mode

    • Database
      • Local: Enforce the use of the local database.
      • Server: Try to use the latest defintions from the server. (On by Default)




    Note   Note

    Thanks to @1 PW for the links


    Consolidated Resources List for Malwarebytes AdwCleaner



    1. Features: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1160
    2. Guide (Documents List): https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3351
    3. Release Notes and/or histories: https://support.malwarebytes.com/com...ase%20notes%5D and/or Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib
    4. Current Release Download: https://adwcleaner.malwarebytes.com/
    5. All hashes/downloads since v6.000: Files - Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib
    6. Malwarebytes AdwCleaner Forum: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/foru...es-adwcleaner/
    7. AdwCleaner with XP & Vista: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3642

    Last edited by Cliff S; 16 Sep 2022 at 14:19. Reason: New update
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  2. Posts : 258
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    Malwarebytes first acquired Junkware Removal Tool, and now AdwCleaner? Good job Malwarebytes, now they need to boost their software extensions detection so it can detect other malicious extensions application such as .dll, .reg, .bat, etc...... not only .exe malicious application only.
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    RubberDucky said:
    Malwarebytes first acquired Junkware Removal Tool, and now AdwCleaner? Good job Malwarebytes, now they need to boost their software extensions detection so it can detect other malicious extensions application such as .dll, .reg, .bat, etc...... not only .exe malicious application only.
    Odd that you have the same Forums handle/name as the CEO of Malwarebytes(just a slightly different capitalization) at the Malwarebytes forum, and you're surprised at the news
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    Thanks for the info Cliff. I feel that's a bit of good news. AdwCleaner is a decent app but it could do with a more professional interface and website. Hopefully this will happen now :)
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    How long before they buy all the competitors/similar companies up, become a monopoly and lose their way?
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    z3r010 said:
    How long before they buy all the competitors/similar companies up, become a monopoly and lose their way?
    Well there's always a chance of that John.However in this case I do feel it's a good move.
    It's probably better they come under the Malwarebytes umbrella than end up struggling along on their own in a couple of years. At the moment they are barely known which is a shame as their product is good and works well.
    Fingers crossed it turns out ok :)
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    I dunno Andy, I think they have too many products on the go now to really provide the same level of dedication that they had when it was just malwarebytes.
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    z3r010 said:
    How long before they buy all the competitors/similar companies up, become a monopoly and lose their way?
    John, would it be better if Intel bought them? One word: McAfee
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    You can't really use McAfee as it was awful to begin with so should really improve under Intel.
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    z3r010 said:
    I dunno Andy, I think they have too many products on the go now to really provide the same level of dedication that they had when it was just malwarebytes.
    I do know where you're coming from John but it could be a case of AdwCleaner needing funding from somewhere, I mean they are an extremely small player in a big field.
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