Windows: Even the most careful among us can sometimes fall prey to crapware.When that happens, you could spend quite a while trying to uninstall every last bit of it. AdwCleaner makes that process simple by finding all the pieces and deleting them for you.
Many antivirus programs and uninstaller programs can handle browser toolbars and other crapware, but even they can’t uninstall all the pieces sometimes. Heck, you might not even know what you’re looking for. AdwCleaner is a portable program that finds every last bit of crapware on your system for you with just one click.
Just start it up and click the Search button to scan your system. It will show you a text file with everything it thinks is left over from crapware, and you can then click the “Delete” button to remove it all at once. Alternatively (and this is my preferred method), you can go find them and delete them yourself — since every once in a while it may come across a false positive. You can also click the question mark in the corner to exclude certain browsers from your scan.
AdwCleaner’s been around for a while, but we’ve never featured it so we thought we’d give it a shout out. Hit the link to download the program.