Windows 10: Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner

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       19 Oct 2016 #1

    AdwCleaner Version Update


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    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

    Version: v7.2.2.0 Hotfix
    07 July 2018


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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








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    Gets rid of adware, restores performance
    Is your PC acting up? It could be riddled with adware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), or a browser hijacker. Malwarebytes AdwCleaner removes obnoxious programs that slow and impede your computer’s performance.

    How it works for you

    • Removes adware
    • Removes unwanted toolbars
    • Removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)
    • Removes browser hijackers


    Features

    • PUPs and adware removal functionality
    • Toolbar removal functionality
    • Light footprint


    With AdwCleaner 7.1, you'll enjoy these benefits:

    • Speed and Detection: catches more and is 3.5 times faster
    • New UI: easier, faster and more accessible
    • Settings: fine-tune your experience



    Changelog AdwCleaner V7.2.2:
    ## v7.2.2 [16/07/2018]

    ### New Features

    - Ability to add an element or a family to exclusions directly from the scan results contextual menu
    - Ability to open the Malwarebytes Threat center directly from the scan results contextual menu

    ### Changes

    - The UI is now available in en_UK in addition to en_US.
    - Support for Traditional Chinese in addition to Chinese Simplified
    - Improve URLs detection
    - Update HSTS policy expiration

    ### Bugfixes

    - Improve the removal of all AdwCleaner files when uninstalling
    - Update Generic detections
    - Fix DriverPack detection
    - Improve Startup detection module
    - Fix Crash when closing processes [7.2.1 hotfix]
    - Various UI improvements
    - Definitions 2018.07.12.1

    New Features

    • Ability to save the current window size and restore it on the next launch.
    • AdwCleaner will now use a settings file in the same folder than AdwCleaner.exe so that it can be shared across network shares or USB keys.
    • Add a debug log output when activated from the settings.
    • Please tell us how would you recommend AdwCleaner to others with the new window asking for your opinion.
    • AdwCleaner is now aware when MBES client is present.


    Changes

    • Keep checked state of quarantine elements between switched tabs
    • Improve DownloadProtect detections


    Bugfixes

    • Support translations for on/off in Settings
    • Generic detections fixes and updates
    • Memory leaks
    • Various UI issues
    • Database to 2018.06.19.1


    Tip   Tip

    Malwarebytes AdwCleaner User Guide PDF: https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/gui...User-Guide.pdf

    For more information on version 7.2.0.0, from the developer, please go here: [Release] AdwCleaner 7.2.2 - Malwarebytes AdwCleaner - Malwarebytes Forums
    Last edited by Cliff S; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:21. Reason: New update
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  2.    19 Oct 2016 #2

    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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       19 Oct 2016 #3

    RubberDucky said: View Post
    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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       19 Oct 2016 #4

    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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       19 Oct 2016 #5

    How long before they buy all the competitors/similar companies up, become a monopoly and lose their way?
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       19 Oct 2016 #6

    z3r010 said: View Post
    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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       19 Oct 2016 #7

    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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       19 Oct 2016 #8

    z3r010 said: View Post
    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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       19 Oct 2016 #9

    You can't really use McAfee as it was awful to begin with so should really improve under Intel.
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       19 Oct 2016 #10

    z3r010 said: View Post
    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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