AdwCleaner 8.0.2 arrives with the most effective and deadly feature, now it will scan for malicious entries in the Windows hosts file and blocks redirections to adware servers.
Normally advanced users utilize the Windows hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc) to block software ads on their PC, but malware writers are using the hosts file for adding malicious entries.
Now AdwCleaner with Hosts files scanning feature can detect such malicious entries or redirections and quarantine those redirections. If the redirections are added by the PC users, they can restore it from the Quarantine section.
Also. from this version (8.0.2) Malware bytes launched a campaign and giving away free 3 months (90 days) Malwarebytes Premium key for new users.
If you don’t know, AdwCleaner from Malwarebytes is an excellent, powerful free tool that removes adware, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that other security software can’t reach.
Moreover, it detects and removes preinstalled software from new computers.
If you’re not sure where the adverts you’re seeing are coming from, the best solution is to scan your PC or mobile device using a dedicated tool to locate the source of the annoyance.
Malwarebytes AdwCleaner is available for both Windows and Mac and is completely free to use. Just download the program, click Scan and it will hunt for any installed adware, and let you review the list of found applications before removing them.
This application doesn’t need any installation (standalone tool ), just run the .exe file directly.
Download the app from the developer page[8.6 MB]
Note: For Malwarebytes Premium key, remove any older version present on your PC and get the latest version of Malwarebytes AdwCleaner.