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Bitdefender unveils portable Adware Removal Tool

22 October 2014, Mike Williams

Bitdefender Adware Removal ToolBitdefender has announced the availability of Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC, the first public beta of its portable program to detect and remove unwanted software.

The Removal Tool arrives as a single 41.8MB executable file. There are no supporting files, and it doesn’t download anything else: just run it and go.

Program usage is just as straightforward. There’s no choosing a scan type, or location, no advanced settings to consider: agree to the user licence, click “Get Started”, and that’s it.

The need to check everything means you could be kept waiting for a few minutes (around 5 on our program-packed test PC), but eventually the Adware Removal Tool displays a list of the threats it’s uncovered.

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

Removal Tool is basic, but easy to use, and comes with the accurate Bitdefender engine

Encouragingly, at least from our point of view, this doesn’t seem to be the type of application which raises alerts over NirSoft-type technical tools.

But whatever Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool lists, you’re able to choose anything you’d like to remove, and then watch as the program eliminates it.

There isn’t much power or configurability here, and presumably that’s the point. Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is aiming to be a program that absolutely anyone can use to check and clean up their system, and it does that very well.

The tool’s portability and Bitdefender engine mean it could be helpful for everyone, though. If you’ve adware problems which other software can’t solve then we’d give the program a try. And if you spot any issues, Bitdefender is asking for feedback and error reports to be sent to them at remtools@bitdefender.com .

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