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Last Update:

14 Dec 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Malwarebytes


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AdwCleaner (Portable)

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8.3.1 | Updated: 14 Dec 2021



Downloads of v 8.3.1:


Software Author(s):

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AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.3.1

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install AdwCleaner (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade AdwCleaner (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall AdwCleaner (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade adwcleaner -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade adwcleaner -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install adwcleaner
    name: adwcleaner
    version: '8.3.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'adwcleaner' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '8.3.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller adwcleaner
    Name     = "adwcleaner"
    Version  = "8.3.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'adwcleaner':
  ensure   => '8.3.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Dec 2021.



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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName       = 'adwcleaner' 
$toolsDir          = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url               = ''
$checksum          = '9607332EBA1668B5223B4112D9120A220BDB60E1A01F79C106168C7C9DE73841'
$shortcutName      = 'AdwCleaner.lnk'
$portableEXE       = "adwcleaner_$ENV:packageVersion.exe"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  FileFullPath  = "$toolsDir\$portableEXE"
  softwareName  = ''
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

Install-BinFile -Name adwcleaner -Path "$toolsDir\$portableEXE"

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$portableEXE" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$portableEXE" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\"

Remove-Item $toolsDir\*.exe -Exclude "adwcleaner_$ENV:packageVersion.exe" | Out-Null #del old vers
Remove-Item $ENV:ChocolateyInstall\bin\adwcleaner_*.exe  | Out-Null #del old vers' shims
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'adwcleaner'
$shortcutName = 'AdwCleaner.lnk'

Uninstall-BinFile adwcleaner
remove-item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
remove-item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.3 9136 Saturday, July 10, 2021 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.2 11924 Thursday, March 25, 2021 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8191 Sunday, January 31, 2021 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.8 6482 Monday, November 16, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.7 5258 Sunday, September 13, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.6 88492 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.5 3924 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.4 3015 Monday, April 6, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.3 1627 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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