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ZHPCleaner 2019

Detect and remove browser hijackers, adware, more

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 January 2019
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Downloads To Date: 6771
Developer: Nicolas Coolman
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ZHPCleaner 2018
Detect and remove browser hijackers, adware, more

ZHPCleaner is a free portable tool which can detect and remove adware, browser hijackers, some toolbars and more.

The program is very convenient to use. There's no installation, it doesn't even arrive in a ZIP file, you just download, run and hit "Scan".

You might see occasional dialogs and prompts during the scan, and these aren't always straightforward. "Have you installed this server?", the program asked, displaying a couple of IP addresses we didn't recognise. What server? ZHPCleaner didn't explain, so we clicked "No" and waited to see what would happen.

Once the scan completes, the program becomes more straightforward. There are lists of "problem" settings and possible adware traces, all checked by default, but you're free to browse and clear anything you'd like to keep. (Our "Server" turned out to be the DNS servers of an uninstalled VPN service, so we allowed them to be deleted.)

Hit the "Repair" button when you're ready and ZHPCleaner cleans any selected settings or traces, prompting you to reboot to ensure any active adware is removed.

Verdict:

ZHPCleaner seems to be a thorough PC cleaner which delves deep into your Registry and browser settings, locating and removing many signs of trouble. But beware, as with all similar tools there's a possibility of accidentally wiping something important. Be sure to check exactly what the program is going to do before you click "Repair", and don't use ZHPCleaner anywhere that isn't fully backed-up.

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