The premier security software company Bitdefender has released a new free security software called Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool that is able to detect and remove PUPs, adware, toolbars and other unwanted programs from your system. It is specially useful if the antivirus product that you have installed on your Windows PC is not able to protect you from various forms of adware. Although a similar tool was available for the Mac users for some time, Bitdefender has now covered Windows users too with their reputed protection against adware by releasing this anti-adware tool for Windows.
The Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is a portable application and works for all versions of Windows from XP to 10. It is also compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. After you have downloaded this tool, you can launch it to find the usual end user license agreement and basic information. You have to agree with EULA and proceed by clicking on the Get Started button.
This tool works in three stages or steps – scanning, selecting of adware found from the list, and removal of the undesired apps from your system. The first step i.e. scanning may take a long time depending on how many files you have on your system drive. It scans the critical folders only like the user profile, Windows folder, and the program files folder.
If it detects something, it will display them in the list and you can choose which of them have to be removed when the scanning is complete. If it does not find any adware, then it will show you a green message – “No unwanted application found”. In this case, you can just close the Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool window and relax as your system is adware free.
Verdict: Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is a simple adware removal program that can detect and remove well known adware from your system. It does not confuse the user with any settings and keeps the interface to the basic minimal. It is a very useful application if your installed antivirus product is somehow letting the adware slip under the radar undetected.
You can download Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool from http://download.bitdefender.com/am/puar/BDPUARLauncher.exe.