Downloads of v 8.0.5:


Last Update:

28 May 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Malwarebytes


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AdwCleaner (Portable)

8.0.5 | Updated: 28 May 2020



Downloads of v 8.0.5:


Software Author(s):

  • Malwarebytes

AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.5

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade adwcleaner -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure adwcleaner installed
    name: adwcleaner
    state: present
    version: 8.0.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'adwcleaner' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.0.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: adwcleaner,
    Version: 8.0.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller adwcleaner
   Name     = 'adwcleaner'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.0.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'adwcleaner':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.0.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install adwcleaner version="8.0.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 29 May 2020.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

AdwCleaner screenshot

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What it does for you

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName       = 'adwcleaner' 
$toolsDir          = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url               = ''
$checksum          = '022B68CAD3452CBAFA9D735B2C1BE070B10E06E38CC15800A40431F3F7954F9E'
$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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.6 6 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Pending Automated Review
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.4 2916 Monday, April 6, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.3 1550 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.2 4002 Sunday, February 9, 2020 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0.1 2620 Sunday, December 22, 2019 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 8.0 1105 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 7.4.2 2607 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 7.4.1 3366 Thursday, October 3, 2019 Approved
AdwCleaner (Portable) 7.4 4810 Saturday, August 3, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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