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What is AdwCleaner.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AdwCleaner.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AdwCleaner.exe file information

The process known as AdwCleaner belongs to software unknown by ToolsLib.

Description: AdwCleaner.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AdwCleaner.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,712,064 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,518,592 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/adwcleaner.exe.html 
There is no file information. The AdwCleaner.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. AdwCleaner.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

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If AdwCleaner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 2,126,848 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The AdwCleaner.exe file is not a Windows core file. AdwCleaner.exe appears to be a compressed file.

If AdwCleaner.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 1,244,192 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. AdwCleaner.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdwCleaner.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdwCleaner.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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Best practices for resolving AdwCleaner issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AdwCleaner. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AdwCleaner.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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