Freeware Guide The Adware List



Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer (Wikipedia).

1. Below is a list of applications that bundle toolbars or unwanted addons with their installer.

  • Absolute Uninstaller - Ask toolbar
  • Ad-Aware - Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player - Google toolbar
  • AnVir Task Manager Free - Dealio toolbar
  • Any Video Converter Google Chrome
  • AOL Instant Messenger - AOL toolbar
  • avast! Free Antivirus - OpenCandy
  • AVG Free - Yahoo toolbar
  • AVG LinkScanner - Yahoo toolbar
  • BitComet - Google toolbar
  • BitTorrent - Ask toolbar
  • BS.Player - BS.ControlBar
  • Burn4free - 1Click DVD Copy Pro
  • BurnAware Free - ASK toolbar
  • CCleaner - Yahoo toolbar
  • CDBurnerXP - OpenCandy
  • ClamWin - Ask toolbar
  • COMODO Internet Security - ASK toolbar
  • Core Temp - Search Enhancement
  • CPU-Z - ASK toolbar
  • CrystalDiskInfo - OpenCandy
  • CrystalDiskMark - OpenCandy
  • CSmenu - Ask toolbar
  • CutePDF Writer - ASK toolbar
  • DarkWave Studio - OpenCandy
  • Defraggler - Google toolbar
  • Devpad - Babylon toolbar
  • Dexpot - OpenCandy
  • Driver Sweeper - Open Candy
  • ExtractNow - Registry Reviver
  • FlashGet - Google toolbar
  • FLVPlayer4Free - Video Download toolbar
  • Fotosizer - Dealio toolbar
  • Foxit Reader - Ask toolbar
  • Free Process Freezer - FLV Direct Player
  • FreeCommander - eBay shortcuts
  • Freemake Audio Converter, Video Converter, Video Downloader - Facemoods toolbar
  • Glary Utilities - Ask toolbar
  • Gom Player - ASK toolbar
  • HWMonitor - ASK toolbar
  • ICQ - ICQ toolbar
  • IE7Pro - Grab Pro toolbar
  • Image Tuner - ASK toolbar
  • ImgBurn - ASK toolbar
  • Immunet - Ask toolbar
  • IObit SmartDefrag - IObit toolbar
  • IObit Advanced SystemCare - Yahoo toolbar
  • IrfanView - Google toolbar
  • ISO Workshop - ASK toolbar
  • IZArc - Registry Booster
  • MediaCoder - Nitro PDF Reader
  • MediaInfo - OpenCandy
  • Miro - Ask toolbar
  • Moo0 Software - Autocomplete Pro
  • µTorrent - µTorrent toolbar
  • Nero Free - ASK toolbar
  • Orbit Downloader - Grab Pro
  • PC Tools Spyware Doctor - Google Toolbar
  • PC Tools Firewall Plus - Google Toolbar and Threatfire
  • PC Tools ThreatFire - Google Toolbar
  • PC Wizard - ASK toolbar
  • PDFCreator - Yahoo toolbar
  • PDF-XChange Viewer - ASK toolbar
  • Photobie - OpenCandy
  • PhotoFiltre - ASK toolbar
  • PicPick - Bing toolbar
  • Quick StartUp - ASK toolbar
  • Quicksys RegDefrag - ASK toolbar
  • RapidTyping - Bing toolbar
  • RarZilla Free Unrar - ASK toolbar
  • Recuva - Yahoo toolbar
  • Registry Repair - ASK toolbar
  • Satellite Antenna Alignment - Relevant Knowledge
  • SIW - Crawler toolbar
  • Skype - Google toolbar
  • Spider Player - Bing toolbar
  • Spyware Terminator - Web Security Guard
  • SUMo - Facemoods, Autocomplete Pro
  • SUPER - OpenCandy
  • Sweet Home 3D - Open Candy
  • Trillian - Ask toolbar
  • Tweak Me! - Nitro PDF Reader
  • Unlocker - Bing toolbar
  • USB Guardian - BestSecurityTips toolbar
  • µTorrent - Bing toolbar
  • Vista Codec Package - Bing toolbar
  • WebShot - OpenCandy
  • Win7codecs - Bing toolbar
  • Winamp - Winamp toolbar
  • Windows 7 Codec Pack - Dealio toolbar
  • Windows Essentials Codec Pack - Babylon toolbar
  • WinSCP - OpenCandy
  • XP Smoker - Bing toolbar

2. "True Adware" - displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime.

  • AppRemover
  • BDtoAVCHD
  • Copernic Desktop Search
  • DriverEasy
  • FeedDemon
  • FlashGet
  • FormatFactory
  • GetGo Download Manager
  • Gom Player
  • Mipony
  • NeoDownloader Lite
  • PaperScan Free Edition
  • UltraVNC




If you download some free programs, they sometimes offer you a pre-checked option to download another free program, like an extra toolbar, at the same time. These programs are called add-on programs or piggyback programs. Ideally you would 'uncheck' the option during installation because you often do not need such an extra program but you could end up with on or more of these programs and experience some difficulties removing them.

T-Tools have created a program that is especially designed to help you remove these add-on programs. Simply download and install T-Tools' Antiseptic tool, hit the search button and decide which add-on program you want to remove from your computer.

For now, removes:

  • Ask Toolbar
  • AIM Toolbar
  • DVDVideoSoft Toolbar
  • Yahoo! Toolbar
  • MsgPlus! Toolbar
  • Norton Security Scan
  • Deamon Tools Toolbar
  • xp-AntiSpy Support
  • Web Security Guard
  • Skype Toolbar
  • SweetIM

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