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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 8.0.9.1:

  • Update the UPX build used to pack AdwCleaner in order to fix startup issues by several users.

What's New in version 8.0.9:

New Features:

  • Only ask for a reboot when needed rather than everytime after cleaning. It is now only required to rebo ot when an element cannot be quarantined without rebooting.

Changes:

  • Remove the survey dialog to reduce the number of clicks.
  • Update translations
  • Update definitions to 2021.11.1

Bugfixes:

  • Allow Splashtop remote control to keep running while doing the cleanup.

What's New in version 8.0.8:

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

Changes:

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

Bugfixes:

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

What's New in version 8.0.7:

New Features:

  • Support '/path' command line option to customize the working directory.
  • Support '/noreboot' command line option to prevent closing of applications and rebooting after cleaning .
  • Hide the console earlier in the startup routine when launching the GUI.

Changes:

  • Update Russian translations
  • Update definitions to 2020.07.21.1
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix GUI behavior after reboot post cleaning.

What's New in version 8.0.5:

  • Update Qt to 5.14.1
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.1.1g
  • Update UPX to 3.96
  • Update definitions to 2020.05.13.1

What's New in version 8.0.4:

  • Update definitions to 2020.04.03.1
  • Fix reintroduction of DLL loading vulnerability reintroduced in 8.0.3. CVE assignation pending.

What's New in version 8.0.3:

New Features:

  • The logfiles now contains webextensions ID in addition to their name.

Changes:

  • Improve the error handler to (hopefully) catch more isolated crashes as they occur.
  • Update definitions to 2020.03.02.1
  • Improved unit tests.

What's New in version 8.0.2:

New Features:

  • Ability to scan Host files for Malicious Entries.
  • Enhanced URL scanning for Chrome and Firefox extensions.

Changes:

  • Integrated new marketing campaign to provide new AdwCleaner users with a 3 month Premium Malwarebytes 4 key.
  • Update definitions to 2020.01.24.1

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed issue in windows restoration point getting listed correctly.
  • Major translation update.

What's New in version 8.0.0:

Changes:

  • Following the release of MB4, the in-app installer now installs Malwarebytes 4.
  • Always download the very latest Malwarebytes build
  • Update Qt to 5.13 branch
  • Upgrade the build toolchain to Visual Studio 2017
  • Update OpenSSL
  • No longer force the generation of the debug logfile
  • Support again the very latest versions of the Chrome Browser and allow for proper remediation
  • Temporarily disable Firefox scanning and remediation - will be added back in the upcoming release
  • Update translations
  • Update definitions to 2019.11.20.1
  • Completely drop support for Windows XP and Vista. Refer to https://

Bugfixes:

  • Crash when the UI is displayed in Arabic
  • Make the uninstallation process more robust and less likely to leave traces behind
  • Make the quarantine process more stable and less susceptible to corruption

What's New in version 8.0.0 Beta:

Changes:

  • Following the release of MB4, the in-app installer now installs Malwarebytes 4.
  • Always download the very latest Malwarebytes build
  • Update Qt to 5.13 branch
  • Upgrade the build toolchain to Visual Studio 2017
  • Update OpenSSL
  • No longer force the generation of the debug logfile
  • Support again the very latest versions of the Chrome Browser and allow for proper remediation
  • Temporarily disable Firefox scanning and remediation - will be added back in the upcoming release
  • Update translations
  • Update definitions to 2019.11.19.1
  • Completely drop support for Windows XP and Vista. Refer to https://[upcoming-support-KB]

Bugfixes:

  • Crash when the UI is displayed in Arabic
  • Make the uninstallation process more robust and less likely to leave traces behind
  • Make the quarantine process more stable and less susceptible to corruption

What's New in version 7.4.2 Beta:

Changes:

  • Update log level for certain debugging messages
  • Update definitions to 2019.10.21.1

Bugfixes:

  • Fix broken updater
  • Fix Pokki detection
  • Make the cleaning process more reliable

What's New in version 7.4.1:

  • Improve quarantine workflow, fixing the freezes during cleaning.

What's New in version 7.3:

New Features:

  • Scan and manage Preinstalled software.
  • New detection glossary available during scan results.
  • Create a system restore point whenever a preinstalled software is detected.
  • Add an informative message explaining what is a preinstalled software.
  • Support HTTP/2 for all HTTP requests.

Changes:

  • Use Windows 10 styled titlebar.
  • Increase the UI dimensions.
  • Update translations.
  • Update telemetry endpoint.
  • Update to Qt 5.9.8.
  • Update to libsodium 1.0.18
  • Definitions 2019.07.22.1

Bugfixes:

  • Fix survey not closing from the X button .
  • Various UI optimizations

What's New in version 7.3 Beta:

New Features:

  • Redesign Generic detections from scratch to allow more flexibility and FP-control,
  • Enhance Winlogon changes detection

Changes:

  • Definitions 2019.03.13.1
  • Update HSTS policy for network connections
  • Improved debug logging

Bugfixes:

  • Update generic detections
  • Update OpenSSL

What's New in version 7.2.7.0 Beta:

Changes:

  • Update HSTS policy for network connections
  • Improve Firefox detections
  • Definitions 2018.01.25.2

Bugfixes:

  • Fix French translation
  • Update generic detections
  • Update libsodium

What's New in version 7.2.6.0:

Changes:

  • Definitions 2018.12.18.2

Bugfixes:

  • Update SQLite
  • Fix updater behavior
  • Fix UI typos
  • Fix translations
  • Update generic definitions

What's New in version 7.2.6.0 Beta:

Changes:

  • Definitions 2018.12.18.2

Bugfixes:

  • Update SQLite
  • Fix updater behavior
  • Fix UI typos
  • Fix translations
  • Update generic definitions

What's New in version 7.2.5.0:

New Features:

  • Submit False Positives directly from the result scan contextual menu.

Changes:

  • Update Qt to 5.9.7
  • Definitions 2018.11.14.2

Bugfixes:

  • Do not display the update prompt on top of the EULA
  • Make quarantine more reliable
  • Update generic detections

What's New in version 7.2.4.0:

  • Fix a crash when the basic repair is run when no results have been found.
  • Fix specific registry detections
  • Improve upgrade mechanism reliability

What's New in version 7.2.3.1:

  • Fixed: Do not detect vaccines anymore.
  • Fixed: Do not offer MB3 if it's already installed.

What's New in version 7.2.3 Beta:

New Features:

  • The left sidebar is not disabled anymore during critical processes.
  • Improved Windows 7+ integration: the progress is now displayed in the taskbar with a specific color dep ending on the number of elements detected.
  • Improved remediation capabilities.
  • Prepare major database optimization in upcoming versions (size reduction, detection improvement, ...).

Changes:

  • Update Malwarebytes moto: 'Imagine a world without malware. We do.'.
  • Display the database status in the logfile header: 'Cloud' / 'Local'.

Bugfixes:

  • Do not detect vaccines anymore.
  • Update Generic detections
  • Definitions 2018.08.30.1

What's New in version 7.2.2.0 Beta:

New Features:

  • Ability to add an element or a family to exclusions directly from the scan results contextual menu
  • Ability to open the Malwarebytes Threat center directly from the scan results contextual menu

Changes:

  • The UI is now available in en_UK in addition to en_US.
  • Improve URLs detection

Bugfixes:

  • Improve the removal of all AdwCleaner files when uninstalling
  • Update Generic detections
  • Fix DriverPack detection
  • Improve Startup detection module
  • Fix Crash when closing processes [7.2.1 hotfix]
  • Various UI improvements
  • Definitions 2018.07.12.1

What's New in version 7.2.1.0:

New Features:

  • Ability to save the current window size and restore it on the next launch
  • AdwCleaner will now use a settings file in the same folder than AdwCleaner.exe so that it can be shared accross network shares or USB keys.
  • Add a debug log output when activated from the settings
  • Please tell us how would you recommend AdwCleaner to others with the new window asking for your opinion
  • AdwCleaner is now aware when MBES client is present

Changes:

  • Keep checked state of quarantine elements between switched tabs
  • Improve DownloadProtect detections

Bugfixes:

  • Support translations for on/off in Settings
  • Generic detections fixes and updates
  • Memory leaks
  • Various UI issues
  • Database to 2018.06.19.1

What's New in version 7.2.0.0:

New Features:

  • Ability to download & install Malwarebytes 3 with one click
  • List existing logfiles at the end of reports
  • Add Help icons in Settings that link to explanations

Changes:

  • Slightly update UI to follow Malwarebytes 3.5 look
  • Improve Firefox scan & clean modules
  • Improve Chrome scan & clean modules
  • Update translations
  • Update internal components
  • Definitions 2018.06.1.2

Bug fixes:

  • Ability to open logfiles with double-click
  • Various UI improvements
  • Crash while scanning Firefox preferences
  • Fix false positives
  • Improve MyWebSearch and other Generics detections

What's New in version 7.1.0.0:

New Features:

  • Brand new user interface, with high-DPI support, accessibility improvement
  • Add a dedicated Help section with various resources to get assistance and contribute.
  • Support for synchronized addons in Chrome, and include massive improvements in browsers scan and clean efficiency.
  • Display a scan summary at reboot.
  • Exclusions Support for elements and families to be excluded from the detections.

Changes:

  • Major improvements in scan and remediation speed.
  • Reduce binary size.
  • Improve the reliability of the update process
  • Improve translations coverage.
  • Settings format is more effective and less error prone.
  • Improved report design for better usability
  • Redesign https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
  • Update definitions to 2018.04.11.1
  • Component updates

Bug fixes:

  • Quarantine process and restoration work again.
  • Fix numerous generic detection issues and design flaws.
  • Fix various crashs and miscellaneous issues.

What's New in version 6.045:

  • [UPD] - Database 2017-03-28.1
  • [BUG] - Minor GUI update

What's New in version 6.000:

  • [ADD] - New codebase
  • [ADD] - New translation system
  • [ADD] - Support for IceDragon browser
  • [ADD] - Initial support for Vivaldi
  • [ADD] - Support for Firefox fake profiles detection
  • [ADD] - Generic.Shell detection
  • [ADD] - Log Manager
  • [ADD] - Options interface
  • [ADD] - New graphisms and refreshed interface
  • [ADD] - Basic metrics system
  • [ADD] - New debug module
  • [ADD] - Enforced optimizations during compilation
  • [ADD] - RAM usage optimization
  • [BUG] - Various security fixes
  • [BUG] - Fix Network connectivity checks
  • [BUG] - Element deleted on reboot now quarantined
  • [BUG] - Fix Shortcuts scan
  • [BUG] - Generics Detection generation
  • [BUG] - Support more than the default Chromium based browser profile
  • [BUG] - Fix Opera & Chromium issues
  • [UPD] - EULA
  • [UPD] - Translations
  • [UPD] - New quarantine system
  • [UPD] - Database update system
  • [UPD] - Quarantine Manager interface
  • [UPD] - Update YeaBest variants detection
  • [UPD] - Generic detections widely updated
  • [UPD] - Local database v12-08-2016.2

What's New in version 5.201:

  • [ADD] - Transition system for the upcoming v6
  • [UPD] - Translations fixes
  • [UPD] - Generic detections updated
  • [UPD] - Local database v30-06-2016.2

What's New in version 5.200:

  • [ADD] - Add Georgian translation
  • [ADD] - New Reset Hosts file option
  • [ADD] - Add new folder paths
  • [UPD] - Translation updates and fixes
  • [UPD] - Use HTTPS links in the logfile
  • [UPD] - GUI improvement
  • [UPD] - Add generic detections
  • [UPD] - Improve the debug log
  • [UPD] - Code refactoring
  • [UPD] - Local database v14-06-2016.1
  • [BUG] - Fix various security issues
  • [BUG] - Fallback on the current directory if the root folder is not accessible

What's New in version 5.119:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with startup elements module
  • [UPD] - Local database v30-05-2016.3
  • [UPD] - Generic detections updated

What's New in version 5.118:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with special folders / files module
  • [ADD] - Added new module to remove Eventlog keys
  • [ADD] - Added Hungarian translation
  • [ADD] - Added Slovak translation
  • [UPD] - Czech translation updated
  • [UPD] - Generic shell entries detections updated
  • [UPD] - Generic softwares detections updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Multiplug updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated

What's New in version 5.116:

  • [UPD] - Local database v09-05-2016.1
  • [UPD] - Indonesian translation updated
  • [UPD] - FP in generic detections fixed
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detections updated

What's New in version 5.112:

  • Adware (ads software)
  • PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)
  • Toolbars
  • Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)

What's New in version 5.111:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug where some files were considered as folders
  • [ADD] - Added option 'Reset Chrome preferences'
  • [ADD] - Checked options state are now saved in settings.ini
  • [ADD] - New module for Shell cleaning
  • [DEL] - Removed 'Chrome' tab ( Chrome preferences cleaning now in 'Options' )
  • [UPD] - Code optimization ( Scan time reduced )
  • [UPD] - Russian translation updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome preferences cleaning improved
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detections updated

What's New in version 5.110:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Uninstall
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Winsock reset
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with legacy hardware users (SSE2)
  • [UPD] - Local database v10-06-2016.2
  • [UPD] - Updated WoW64 FS redirection handling
  • [UPD] - Deutsch translation updated
  • [UPD] - Generic ElevationPolicy keys detection improved
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Conduit updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.MyWebSearch updated
  • [UPD] - Softwares key path updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'LowRegistry' keys to software module