Avast Browser Cleanup, part of Smart Scan’s bad browser add-ons feature in Avast Free antivirus, is also available as a standalone tool. Yes! You no longer need to install Avast to run Browser Cleanup, it is available as separate download also on Avast site.
This tool supports removing toolbars from Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, works on Windows XP SP3/Vista/8 & Windows 10.
Avast Browser Cleanup standalone removes bad add-ons
Download and install Browser Cleanup tool on your computer and run it.
Note: The tool gets installed in the following location on Windows
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\AVAST Software\Browser Cleanup
The Avast Browser Cleanup tool scans for malicious plugins or add-ons and displays them, if found to remove.
If the Overview screen shows ‘the browser appears to be free from add-ons that have poor reputations’ message, your browser don’t have any malicious add-ons, unchecking the option at the bottom shows add-ons with a good rating.
You can able to reset Firefox and Internet Explorer browser settings to default using the buttons provided in UI of tool. Doing so restores browser to initial, clean state.
Note: The tool when not in use, schedules it self to run once a day silently in the background to scan for browsers for toolbars and notifies you once if its finds any add-ons with poor rating.
If you don’t want to that to happen, launch Avast Browser Cleanup, visit Settings and uncheck’ check my browsers regularly for toolbars with a bad rating’.
You can download Avast Browser Cleanup standalone from here.
Caution: Do note the tool in the Avast Free antivirus has not done good for users in the past, it has automatically deleted Firefox add-ons. Run Avast browser Cleanup tool at your own risk.