AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.
AdwCleaner is a removal tool for:
Adware (ads software)
PUP/LPI (potentially unwanted programs)
Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)
Please note that Avira Antivir Webguard uses ASK Toolbar as part of its freeware version. If you remove ASK by using AdwCleaner, Avira Antivir Webguard will no longer work properly. Therefore, if you use this program please use the instructions below to access the options screen where you should disable AskDetections before using AdwCleaner.
AdwCleaner contains some advanced options that disable certain detections. To access these options, you can click on the question mark (?) in the upper left corner of the program and then click on Options. You will then be presented with a dialog where you can disable various detections.