Getting rid of unwelcome toolbars, programs, browser add-ons installed without our knowledge as well as removing adware or browser hijackers from a system can be really a nuisance. Of course, you need a dedicated software for this. One such example is AdwCleaner.
It is a portable freeware that can clean our PCs of such annoying programs. This particular application is fast and lightweight and working with this app is really a piece of cake.
There is no point to linger on the installation process, as it doesn’t require any. Since it is a portable product, you can copy it on a USB drive and use it to clean someone else’s PC. The interface of the app is small and compact. There is no way to get lost as options are limited to Search and Delete buttons. As soon as you fire it up, AdwCleaner immediately scans for traces of undesirable components or remnants of installations that create a mess on our PCs.
The program displays the result in a text document allowing you to see which files and registry keys can be deleted. Clicking the 'Delete' button starts the removal procedure. AdwCleaner requires a reboot at the end of the process.
Bear in mind that you need to close all the running applications, in order to prevent your work from being deleted. Pressing the 'uninstall' button deletes the application from the system.
All in all, AdwCleaner works perfect when it comes to getting rid of ads, toolbars and similar unwelcome components, and definitely deserves to give it a try.