Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner! It’s also bringing two of its developers Jérôme Boursier and Corentin Chepeau onto their engineering and research team.
AdwCleaner is a removal tool for: PUPs, adware, toolbars, and even browser hijacks.
Recently, Malwarebytes has reaffirmed their dislike for PUPs; this acquisition should help strengthen their resources for detection and removal. There is no name change for AdwCleaner yet although you can already pick up a download link at Malwarebytes.com. The download still comes from toolslib.com servers.
AdwCleaner has been an important part of my maintenance toolkit. I’ve been able to talk remote users through using it to help remediate small infections. It’s indispensable to me personally. I’m interested to see where the big blue M takes this. -scott