Best 5 Adware Removal Tools (Free & Paid)

Get rid of unwanted software / pop ups / redirects with these tools.


Top 5 best Adware Removal ToolsAdware can show Pop up ads, install unwanted browser toolbars, change home page of the browser  etc. are very irritating and hard to remove unwanted programs these days. In this article we will discuss what adware is and how can you get rid of these adware with Free Adware Removal tools of 2020 compatible with windows 10.

What is Adware?

Adware is a type of malware whose motive is to earn money. They have different methods of earning by showing you the ads forcefully. They can modify your computer settings to show you the ads in a Pop up or in your internet browser. Normally itself they are not harmful but these days they become the source of other Malware, Scamware, Spyware etc. and can harm you very seriously. Most of these adware can get installed when you download an unknown free software or they can be installed as your browser extension. Adware and malware are also widely spread by email attachments as well.

If you are getting Pop up ads like Your computer is slow? Your Computer is Infected?  Is your home page get changed to some strange search engine other then popular search engine like Google, Bing etc? Have strange system errors , when you try to open a site it get redirects to some other website or ads display where they are not expected it means you are a victim of Adware malware. As these adware entered into system by taking your permission (unknowingly) and acts like a legitimate program, So they are also called the Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP). Adware are not easy to clean and normally antivirus or anti malware are unable to detect them because they are legitimate programs. Below we are discussing the tools which are very effective in removing these type of hard to remove PUPs, Unwanted Toolbars, Irritating Popup ads, Browser Extensions etc. These Adware software can be used on any Windows version Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Best Adware Removal Tools

Mostly all these tools are portable and does not need any installation to run them. So if you are getting annoyed by any adware we recommend you to run all these tools to get rid of that. As adware are changing their strategy very fast and detecting them is not an easy task and every tool have their own research on the adware, So it is better to try them till your issue does not resolve fully.

Best Free adware removal tools for Windows 10 to use in 2020

1. Zemana AntiMalware

Zemana Antimalware 3

Download Zemana

We found Zemana Antimalware aggressive against Adware, and we are putting it on the top of Adware Removal tools list. It is a cloud based Antimalware software with its own signature database with multi AV scanning in the cloud. We found it effective against many hard to remove adware.

2. HitmanPro

Sophos Hitman pro Anti-Malware Scanner

Download HitmanPro

Hitman Pro is our first Choice in the adware removal as well. We have also put it on first place in Best antimalware software. This is also very effective in adware removal along with its malware removal and Virus detection expertise. It has its own technology to scan deeply and detect unwanted software along with its cloud technology. In cloud it scan with other industry leading antivirus engines Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Emsisoft. It also has a behavioral detection technology which can even detect the malware which are not in its database.

3. AdwCleaner (Now part of Malwarebytes family)


AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes
New look of AdwCleaner
Adwcleaner Antiadware
Old look of AdwCleaner

Download AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is a small and powerful utility which have a bigger database to remove known adware and is available completely Free. This tool is widely used by Technical Experts to remove Malwares and Adwares like unwanted Software, unwanted browser toolbars etc. Best part is that it is completely free for everyone. It is a simple but powerful tool. Developer of this tool is improving its software regularly and adding newer adware in their adware database definition.

4. Adware Removal tool by TSA

TSA Adware Removal Tool

Download ART by TSA

Adware Removal Team by TSA is very effective in removing many hard to remove adwares, toolbars, Hijackers and PUPs etc. It detect the adwares deeply in all over the computer and delete all traces of that. It has also options to reset major internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome. You do not need to install it, It is a simple portable utility to start scanning immediately. This is a cloud based tool and need an internet connection to run it properly. It is completely free of cost and rely on users’ donation. As lots of adware are being detected daily, So a cloud based technology is the future to update the things immediately. Developers are working hard on this tool everyday to make it more effective and fast.

5. Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool (Discontinued by Malwarebytes)

Junkware Removal Tool by malwarebytes

Download JRT

Update: This product has been discontinue by the Malwarebytes. As new Adw Cleaner software is more powerful then this tool So Malwarebytes recommend to use the AdwCleaner instead of this tool.

As many people already know about the Malwarebytes Antimalware software. But Malwarebytes have another great software in its catalog “Malwarebytes Junkware removal tool”. This is the same software previously known as JRT (Junkware Removal Tool). Now it is part of Malwarebytes family. It can effectively remove the Pop up adware, Browser extension PUPs like Conduit, Babylon, Ask etc. This software is completely Free and in later stage they are planning to integrate this feature into their Antimalware software. Apart from removing malware it also remove junks from the computer and deletes unnecessary files or folders from the system. It also create a system restore point before making changes that you can revert the changes made by Junkware Removal Tool if any case something wrong happened.

6. Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool (Now its paid service)

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

Download Bitdefender adware removal tool

Update: Bitdefender is now providing Adware Removal as a premium service. Under this service a technician will remove all the adware from the PC.

As we all know about the Bitdefender AV engine which is one of the best antivirus engine and is used by many popular antivirus software. In the fight of unwanted programs Bitdefender also contributed with their Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool. They have also integrated this tool in their premium security suite. But they are also providing this as a Free software to detect and clean adware for all users. This is very simple portable tool, just download and run it.

We always recommend to use Antimalware Removal tools or Adware Removal tools along with your Antivirus Software.

Best Free Antivirus Software

Hopefully this list of Best Anti Adware Software can help you to get rid of unwanted programs and annoying pop up ads from your computer. If you have some other software or tool in your mind please share your experience here.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Did you guys really just made a review of your own product and placed it in the top 5 ?

    1. Techexpert says

      In this page we just have arranged all these adware removal tools as per their removal ability. Our tool (Adware Removal Tool) is really deserve in TOP5. As you can see we placed our tool in number 4, because of its ability to detect and remove adwares.
      You can check its feedback pages:
      Feedback Page
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      Please report us back if your adware could not removed using our tool.

    2. Rafael says

      Their tool has found items that the others ones didn’t and solved my issues. In my opinion, it should be in the Top 3.

      Thanks, TSA!

    3. PK says

      If you have some other tools in mind which should be in Top 5 then please share that here.

  2. Adam Havlíček Dvě says

    Your Adware Removal Tool is great! I used it and it found hijacker that Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner didn’t!

  3. Antonio Gomez Jr. says

    I would like to commend Andy Parker for his knowledge, support and understanding with the repairs needed to get my computer back up and running correctly.
    The help I received today was awesome, I would definitely used your services again if anything should happen!
    I was pleased with every aspect of the service I received, don’t change a thing with the service you provide!

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Shepard says

    Wow,u guys didn’t put your software in the first place.I liked it Mate!Thats why first downloaded your software,removd 50-60 adwares but still,this “TROTUX”is fuc**** with me!!!Please Help…

    1. Techexpert says

      Thank you for using our tool and for your appreciation.
      Our tool was working fine on “TROTUX” removal but recently we also found some issues on it. Maybe it is due to “TROTUX” has made some changes. Anyway, we are still working on it and it will be start removing “TROTUX” in our next version. While time you can use “Zemana ANti-Malware” Tool, it is working fine on “Trotux” Removal.

  5. Shepard says

    Your tool(ADV by TSA) could not remove “trotux”,please add the removal of it in your software.But NVM “Zemana” removed it!Thank you techsupportall!

    1. Techexpert says

      Thank you for the information. It’s true that our tool currently failed to remove “Trotux”. We also found some issues on removal of “trotux”. We are still working on it to improve efficiency of “trotux” removal. It will be able to “trotux” in next version.

  6. mike says

    Ok – so I have been having a few issues with malware and have been using the usual everyone uses, Malwarebytes (Adwarecleaner) and the issues are persistent and will not go away, so I decided to try all the others listed here.

    BANG on the money ZEMANA finds the problems, not one of the others did.

    Thank you very Much ZEMANA

    1. marco says

      they are number one.

  7. gjl says

    I tried the first four and NONE of them was able to remove reimageplus adware in Chrome permanently. TSA was the only one who found reimage-entries, then removed them, but they were still active after restart of Chrome! I’ve had it – I remove Chrome and step over to Firefox.
    Btw: I beg president Trump to catch and shoot makers of reimage to the Moon. What a lowlife punks…

    1. Techexpert says

      Thank you for using our tool,
      Could you please provide our tool’s scan logs at so that we can fix this in chrome as well. which is located in following locations.

      “C:\Program Files\Adware Removal Tool by TSA\Reports\”
      “C:\Program Files (x86)\Adware Removal Tool by TSA\Reports\”

      We are looking forward to your reply.

  8. MattL600 says


    You didn’t put your own program in 1st place?!?

    😀 Not always you can find people like this

  9. vipul says

    I had this adware called shmokiads…. i tried malwarebytes, zemana and all other adwares but neither of those worked… then tried ur Adware removal tool by TSA.. man it worked wonders… thanks for the support… cheers mate 🙂

  10. PhantomBro95 says

    Hi, Does this work on Windows 10?

  11. Erik says

    Just tried the AdwCleaner…. I f*cking love that program. Thank you guys so much !

  12. TA says

    If any of the above can remove qtipr adeare? If so, which one is best suitable?

  13. aleksandar says

    After so many years of using Malwarebytes + Avast combo without problems with unremovable viruses. i hit the wall with the following ones WinSAPsvc, Share, Trotux/elex registry injectors , First were not dangerous alone but they could constantly play around with MW and avast and hitman pro basically they could not only regenerate but also spawn ghoskwa adware that could by itself mask as fake firefox and google chrome and copy itself into thousand copies on same location.

    Basically this program is not only lightweight, fully freware but can also detect the most correct type of threats that not even program like adwcleaner can (btw adwcleaner does not work for me at all it crashes after clean button is pressed) Best thing for sure of this software is that it can remove even threats that poop up during boot , same as avast boot up scan but instead of the whole scan that avast does, this program isolates the viruses and removes them after welcome screen of os, in few seconds.

  14. Mohamed says

    I always used to study post in news papers but now as I am a
    user of net so from now I am using net for content, thanks to web.

  15. Sylvia says

    I am infected with the Trovi adware. I have tried Hitmanpro, Zamana, Adware Pro, Bitdefender, ADW cleaner, Adware removal – none worked although they did identify cookies which were deleted. But I still have the Trovi adware on the Chrome search button. Going to try Malwarebytes to see if that works.

    1. Techexpert says

      Ok, Don’t worry we’ll help you. Please provide our tool’s scan logs at then we can give solution of this problem.

  16. Jas says

    Thank you so much for the article! Zemana helped me to get rid of the alphashoppers thing for free. That thing was really annoying, when i was opening a new tab it was opening it in another search engine that i set up. I tried another program for that but after it scaned my computer it says that i need to buy the program in order to delete the malware that it discovered.

  17. Ethan says

    thankyou for the awesome list of free adware removal tools. there are many tools avaiable so i bit confuse to choose best one but this list really help me.

  18. gt says

    Just uninstalled the free edition as it is useless and didn’t protect my computer at all so do not waste your time with these cowboys!!!

  19. Kale says

    Do you think the bulk of the adware companies create the adware viruses to promote their product?

    Also, i noticed these tools only searched my C: drive, but not my other hard drives. Shouldnt it search all my harddrives?

  20. Sandeep Tete says

    A decent list have tried the bitdefender but was unable to remove a malware/adware named *******…and similar ones from google search page & popup ads…please suggest some better ones.

    1. Techexpert says

      You can use Zemana Anti-malware tool. It is best to remove adware as well. It is free only for 30 days, after that you have to pay. You can uninstall this after removal. If you need a completely free tool, then you should use Adwcleaner, Adware Removal Tool by TSA.

  21. Alen Mathew says

    I downloaded your software and ran a scan in my system. Kudos to you guys, it did detect some adware’s (Qone8,, etc.) along with some PUPs(taboola, etc.) which were not detected by Malwarebytes or Rogue killer softwares. Obviously your software should be included in Top 5 (In fact it earns 1st rank since it detected these malwares which were invisible to other prominent contenders. Kudos to the team.

    1. Techexpert says

      Thank you for using our tool. We really appreciate your wordings.
      Have a great day!!

  22. DWG says

    Bitdefender’s Adware Removal Tool is not free as of now (09-18-18). It is only offered at discount, or as a part of the premium package. FYI.

    1. PK says

      Thank you for providing this useful information. We have updated the post accordingly.

  23. Roy Amick says

    why is it so hard to get the price of these products?

    1. Techexpert says

      Here is the price list as of 28/Oct/2018
      Zemana = $25 for 1 Year
      Hitmanpro = $24.95 for 1 Year
      Adwcleaner = Free
      Adware Removal Tool by TSA = Free
      Junkware Removal Tool = Free
      Bit-Defender Adware Remover = $9.98 one time removal

  24. Morgan Lee says

    OMG THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for this list!! Using Malwarebytes merely block “” but “” is not effected. Using Zemana fixes everything cleanly.

    1. Techexpert says

      You’re most welcome!!

  25. Myk says

    tool to remove adware 2019

  26. Felicia says

    Comodo free antivirus for quick virus scan and instant removal for both Android and Mac Pc. 100% secure

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