The malwarebytes maker of the popular Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware and other security tools announced that it acquired AdwCleaner, a Windows application designed to clean adware systems.
As an adware we define any unwanted software, setting or file that is not considered malicious.
So, all these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are usually found when installing other "free" software have adware, which for example, makes changes to your browser homepage by adding another search engine or additional services in Windows, ads popups, or cookies tracked by users.
Malwarebytes plans to improve company applications by adding crawling to potentially unwanted programs. So he felt that the acquisition of an extra tool would greatly help her goal.
Please note that AdwCleaner will remain available as a free stand-alone program. This means that users who are already using the app will still be able to use it as they were.
Malwarebytes plans to integrate AdwCleaner technology into its Anti-Malware products.
According to the company, AdwCleaner downloads more than 200.000 times every day, and has been installed a total of "about" 200 million times.