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What is adwcleaner.exe?

adwcleaner.exe is usually located in the 'c:\Users\COOLDATA\EmergScan\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about adwcleaner.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Legal copyrightXplode
File version1.606.0.0

The following is the available information on adwcleaner.exe:

Legal copyrightXplode
File version1.606.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

adwcleaner.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 46 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the adwcleaner.exe file.

None of the 46 anti-virus programs detected the adwcleaner.exe file.

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to adwcleaner.exe:

adwcleaner.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

adwcleaner.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

adwcleaner.exe has stopped working.

End Program - adwcleaner.exe. This program is not responding.

adwcleaner.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

adwcleaner.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with adwcleaner.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with adwcleaner.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with adwcleaner.exe. 21% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 155 users.

User vote results: There were 33 votes to remove and 122 votes to keep

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

-Mark- writes

2 thumbs

AVG Anti-Virus detected ADW Cleaner as Malware and removed it.

# 7 Aug 2012, 12:35

Roger Karlsson writes

4 thumbs

adwcleaner.exe is the executable file for the AdwCleaner:

Jiangmin detects adwcleaner.exe as "Worm/Sohanad.aim". I think that is a false positive.

# 22 Sep 2012, 8:43

Ab writes

2 thumbs

The program is great it removes everything that is nessery

# 26 Nov 2012, 5:37

Dora Jones writes

1 thumb

Rec'd. message: "Conduit chrome plug in has crashed."
What should I do?

# 10 Aug 2013, 19:48

#Doug# writes

1 thumb

Great program. Got me out of a real bind. Alas it disappeared and having trouble getting it back. Norton is blocking most of what is touted as AdwCleaner of any kind.

# 2 Sep 2014, 18:34

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