To run Avast Browser Cleanup your PC doesn’t need to have Avast Antivirus installed, Avast is generously offering this tool for PC users as standalone program also. Avast 8 to come with Browser Cleanup tool which helps users in removing annoying toolbars from three major browsers; Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Use Avast Browser Cleanup (available as standalone also) to remove toolbars from browsers with a single click
You can download Avast browser cleanup tool standalone on a PC that has not Avast 8 installed and get rid of toolbars from browsers. UI of Avast Browser Cleanup looks similar to Avast UI, so don’t get confused with it.
If any toolbars or add-ons that have poor reputation or use aggressive tactics to to manipulate browser settings detected by Browser Cleanup then it warns user by showing warning with “attention” dialog.
Clicking “Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser“ removes add-ons from all browsers and this tool also reset browser settings to default once toolbars removal process completes.
Reset browser home page and search provider to default values on demand using Brower Cleanup tool
If summary shows state of PC as “clean” means add-ons having poor reputation were not installed for browsers. But using Browser Cleanup you can able to reset browser settings whenever you want by clicking on “Reset browser settings to default values”.
Avast tool detects all popular toolbars such as ask and others and shows them as add-ons and based on automatic rating it shows which add-ons other users like.
Running Avast Browser Cleanup and its installed location
If you’ve installed Avast 8, to run Browser Cleanup
- open Avast interface, click on Security tab>Tools >Browser Cleanup
- click on “Start Avast Browser Cleanup now”.
- You can find browser cleanup tool installed at “C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast” with file name AvastBCL.Sfx.exe. You can copy it to USB drive and run on your friends computer to clean browsers.
Note: Make sure you’ve installed stable versions of Firefox and Chrome for them to appear in UI of Browser Cleanup tool. Browser Cleanup doesn’t seem to support or detect developer or beta builds of browsers.
Avast Browser Cleanup works on Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8 (both 32- bit& 64-bit).
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