AdwCleaner is one of the best tools to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUP / LPI), adware components, toolbars and applications taking control over homepage in browsers.
The program once scanned, the system displays a list of all potentially unwanted components and with a single button offers them completely uninstall from the system. The user has the option to manually select items that should remain in the system. When clicking on the Delete button AdwCleaner reboots the system and after a restart displays the log file with changes made.
AdwCleaner searches service, shortcuts, folders, tasks, registry entries and files associated with browsers to locate and eliminate problems associated with harmful components, which in most cases are installed by spyware downloaders and assistants downloads.
The tool is primarily valued for speed and efficiency in removing potentially unwanted software, toolbars installed in browsers, components and adware are applications that control of the home page. In addition, AdwCleaner is equipped with a mechanism for storing quarantine any infected files.
In options of AdwCleaner 7 we can find a possibility to change the mode from normal to debug, select if the database should be used locally or from the server, delete prefetch files and reset components including hosts file, Firewall, IPsec, WinSocks, Proxy, TCP/IP etc.