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CHANGELOG

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

What's New in version 5.109:

  • [ADD] - Added code signing
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.PullUpdate updated
  • [UPD] - Local database v04-04-2016.2

What's New in version 5.108:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with DLL loading
  • [UPD] - Remove duplicate path
  • [UPD] - Translations updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Eventlog keys deletion improved

What's New in version 5.107:

  • [UPD] - Polish translation updated
  • [UPD] - Local database v28-03-2016.1
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated

What's New in version 5.106:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with detection of empty registry values
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Adwcleaner uninstall
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with DNS flush
  • [ADD] - New module for Userinit cleaning
  • [ADD] - Czech translation added
  • [ADD] - Added option to delete 'Image File Execution Options' keys
  • [ADD] - Added option to delete prefetch files
  • [UPD] - Local database v27-03-2016.1
  • [UPD] - Brazilian translation updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Generic.MyWebSearch updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.HomeTab updated

What's New in version 5.104:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with DNSApi.dll disinfection
  • [UPD] - Softwares generic detection updated
  • [ADD] - Added option to not show logfile on reboot after the cleaning. Put 'DoNotOpenLogfileOnReboot=1' into settings.ini file

What's New in version 5.104:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with DNSApi.dll disinfection
  • [UPD] - Softwares generic detection updated
  • [ADD] - Added option to not show logfile on reboot after the cleaning. Put 'DoNotOpenLogfileOnReboot=1' into settings.ini file

What's New in version 5.103:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Winsock reset
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Classes registry keys detection
  • [ADD] - Added option to skip information message after the scan. Put 'DoNotShowInformationMessage=1' into settings.ini file
  • [UPD] - Local database v20-03-2016.7
  • [UPD] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SOFTWARE\..\SearchScopes added to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Italian translation updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.HomeTab updated
  • [UPD] - Moved back AdwCleaner's folder into homedrive ( C:\ )

What's New in version 5.101:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with registry elements deletion on 64bits systems
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with registry quarantine on 64bits systems

What's New in version 5.037:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with FirewallPolicy detections
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Chrome extensions detection
  • [BUG] - Fixed display bug with IE policies reset
  • [REM] - 'registry_ifeo' table merged with 'registry_other'
  • [UPD] - Local database v28-02-2016.2
  • [UPD] - Debug report updated
  • [UPD] - Uninstall.bat now only created when clicking on 'Uninstall'
  • [UPD] - Main GUI now shows database download progress
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Browsefox updated
  • [UPD] - AdwCleaner no longer exits when canceling processes killing
  • [UPD] - Arabic translation added
  • [UPD] - English translation updated
  • [UPD] - Polish translation updated
  • [UPD] - Deutsch translation updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome policies deletion improved
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated

What's New in version 5.036:

BUG:

  • Fixed bug with startupreg keys detection
  • Fixed bug with Opera extensions detection
  • Fixed bug with all logfiles list at the bottom of the logfile

UPDATED:

  • Local database v22-06-2016.1
  • Improved GUI resizing
  • DNS detection improved
  • Bulgarian translation updated
  • Russian translation updated
  • AdwCleaner now downloads server database only when clicking on 'Scan'
  • Firefox extensions detection improved
  • Tasks generic detection updated
  • Services deletion improved

What's New in version 5.035:

  • Fixed display bug in 'Outdated version' message box
  • REMOVED: Support of unicode URLs (will be re-added after further tests)

What's New in version 5.034:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with generic detections
  • [UPD] - Local database v16-02-2016.2
  • [UPD] - Chrome generic detections updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome policies deletion updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated
  • [UPD] - Added support of unicode URLs
  • [UPD] - Services generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated

What's New in version 5.033:

  • Local database v07-02-2016.1
  • Major generic detections update
  • Tasks generic detection updated

What's New in version 5.032:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with language selection
  • [REM] - AdwCleaner no longer creates HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner registry key
  • [ADD] - All settings are now stored in C:\AdwCleaner\settings.ini file
  • [ADD] - Added new option 'Use local database'
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.BetterSurf updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products' (64bits) to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\..\Run' (64bits) to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\..\StartupFolder' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\..\StartupApproved\Run' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\..\StartupApproved\Run32' to handled keys

What's New in version 5.031

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Windows XP
  • [UPD] - Local database v25-01-2016.3
  • [UPD] - Language module updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKU\..\Classes' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\..\Shell Extensions\Approved' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Tasks module updated

What's New in version 5.030

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Spanish language selection on GUI
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with 'ipconfig /flushdns' at the end of clean
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with SearchScopes module
  • [UPD] - Local database v17-01-2016.1
  • [UPD] - Database optimizations ( ~170ko gained )
  • [UPD] - Database cleaning
  • [UPD] - Generic.PullUpdate updated
  • [UPD] - New module for 'Run' values
  • [UPD] - New module for 'Classes' keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKCU\..\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Services module improved ( automatic deletion of eventlog entries )

What's New in version 5.029

  • [UPD] - Local database v11-01-2016.2
  • [UPD] - Generic.PullUpdate updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome extensions module updated
  • [UPD] - SearchScopes module updated
  • [UPD] - Softwares module updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks module updated
  • [UPD] - Minor GUI changes

What's New in version 5.028:

  • [UPD] - Software generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.DownloadProtect updated
  • [UPD] - Firefox files generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKCU\..\Policies\..\SearchScopes' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Infected shortcuts detection improved

What's new in version 5.027:

  • [UPD] - Local database v30-12-2015.1
  • [UPD] - Generic.DownloadProtect updated
  • [UPD] - Software generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Perion updated

What's new in version 5.026:

  • [UPD] - Local database v21-12-2015.2
  • [UPD] - Services generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Folders generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.DownloadProtect updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome extensions module updated
  • [UPD] - Russian translation updated
  • [UPD] - Automatic DNS flush after cleaning

What's new in version 5.025:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Firefox files detection
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with DownloadProtect generic detection
  • [UPD] - Local database v13-12-2015.2
  • [UPD] - Generic.PullUpdate updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.HomeTab updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.BetterSurf updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks module updated
  • [UPD] - Chrome extensions module updated

What's New in version 5.024:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with FirewallPolicy module
  • [UPD] - Local database v07-12-2015.3
  • [UPD] - German translation updated
  • [UPD] - Proxy module updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.DownloadProtect updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.BetterSurf updated

What's New in version 5.023:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with Crossrider regexp
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with SearchScopes detection
  • [UPD] - Local database v30-11-2015.1
  • [UPD] - DNSApi.dll detection improved
  • [UPD] - Code optimizations
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Software generic detection updated

What's New in version 5.022:

  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with LocalAppData\Installer detection
  • [UPD] - Local database v22-11-2015.2
  • [UPD] - Added SearchScope values to SearchScope module
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKLM\..\Installer\UpgradeCodes' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKU\..\ApprovedExtensionsMigration' to handled keys
  • [UPD] - Generic.PullUpdate updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.BrowseFox updated
  • [UPD] - Added detection of FileExts values

What's New in version 5.020:

  • [NEW] - Added 'startup_list' management ( Chrome preferences )
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with language selection on Windows XP
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug with COM error handler
  • [UPD] - Local database v13-11-2015.1
  • [UPD] - Updated to AutoIT v3.3.14.2
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated

What's New in version 5.019:

  • [NEW] - Added Generic.HomeTab detection
  • [BUG] - Fixed bug in 'Interface/TypeLib' registry keys detection ( only generics )
  • [UPD] - Local database v08-11-2015.2
  • [UPD] - DOMStorage detection updated ( now based on URLs )
  • [UPD] - ActiveX detection modified
  • [UPD] - IE registry keys detection improved
  • [UPD] - FirewallPolicy detection improved
  • [UPD] - Softwares generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Tasks generic detection updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Crossrider updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.Tuto4PC updated
  • [UPD] - Generic.MyWebSearch updated
  • [UPD] - Added 'HKU\..\windows_ie_ac_001\Software' to handled keys
  • [REM] - 'DOMStorage' table deleted

What's New in version 5.017:

  • [BUG] - Major FP with generic detection fixed
  • [UPD] - Softwares detection improved