Software Update: AdwCleaner 8.0.8

Malwarebytes has released AdwCleaner version 8.0.8. This program aims to remove malware, such as toolbars added to web browsers and so-called hijackers, which modify the homepage and search engine, among other things. Support is available for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. After the scan has been performed, you can decide for yourself what needs to be removed. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New Features

  • Set the correct attributes to the working directory (usually C:AdwCleaner) to overcome potential malicious modifications
  • Detect if AdwClean runs in a corporate environment


  • Improve Services detection
  • Update translations
  • Update definitions to 2020.09.29.1

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue preventing shortcut cleanup from working correctly
  • Fix the QSharedMemory error message

Version number 8.0.8
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Malwarebytes
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License type Freeware