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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner


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#1 Gorbulan

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:00 PM

Malwarebytes has acquired the AdwCleaner software from its developer. 

 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/19/security-startup-malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner-to-nip-adware-in-the-bud/

The company is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 and 64-bit platforms.

 

Malwarebytes will keep the AdwCleaner brand for now. Over time the plan is to gradually integrate its software into Malwarebyte’s wider product set, which currently addresses malware, ransomware and exploits that fall under the radar of many of the bigger antivirus solutions.

 

 

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2016/10/malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner/

Short term, we will work to give the product a facelift and enhance its detection ability. Over a longer period, we hope to learn from and integrate the technology into our flagship product, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. AdwCleaner will remain free as a standalone product.

 

 

I feel this is great news! AdwCleaner makes another excellent addition to Malwarebyte's arsenal against adware!


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:06 PM

I saw this earlier today...another savy move by the Malwarebytes Team.
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:46 PM

It's a great move if they want to fully embrace their fight against adware. It's also great for people like me because that is potentially one less program in my toolkit.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:53 PM

Congratulations Malwarebytes!


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:19 PM

I've always loved Malwarebytes and it's always been my go-to for Anti-Malware software and Anti-Exploit software. 

Very excited for the future of this move by them!



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

MBAM gets JRT, then AdwCleaner....

 

What's next, they buy Hitman Pro? :)


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:45 PM

There is a pattern here.

Malwarebytes acquired EasySync Solutions and hired Nathan Scott to help incorporate his CryptoMonitor software into a new program...MalwarebytesLabs Blog: Introducing the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta.
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:40 PM

MBAM gets JRT, then AdwCleaner....
 
What's next, they buy Hitman Pro? :)


Sophos has aquired HitmanPro already. :)

http://www.surfright.nl/en/home/press/sophos-acquires-surfright

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