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Malwarebytes acquires anti-adware startup AdwCleaner

If you use Malwarebytes to protect your PC, I've got some good news for you: the product will soon improve its anti-adware protection as the company has just acquired AdwCleaner. The price of the transaction hasn't been made public, but according to the Malwarebytes representatives, the AdwCleaner brand will be kept alive for a while longer. The company plans to gradually integrate the adware fighting features into the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware application.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the topic, AdwCleaner is a tool focused on preventing and removing adware and PUP infections and since it has been downloaded over 200 million times, we could say that it's pretty popular. Malwarebytes is a well-known tool in the PC security world, being one of the most effective solutions for keeping your computer safe from all types of malware. What sets this tool apart from its competition is that even the free version of the product is actually good, offering a more than decent level of protection. Jérôme Boursier and Corentin Chepeau, the two founders of the AdwCleaner tool who were still actively developing it, will now work for Malwarebytes; the first will become a part of the engineering team while the second will have a place in the research department.

If you're interested in reading about PC security, you should check out some of our older stories like: "The dangers of using "anti-spying" tools for Windows 10" or "All you need to know about updating router's firmware".

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