When Malwarebytes AdwCleaner executes a scan, some programs, files, folders, or services may be detected as adware. Upon detection, they are removed from the disk location where they were stored, placed in Quarantine and modified to make them inactive. In AdwCleaner, click Quarantine in the Menu pane to view the Items and Preinstalled software sub tabs.
After a scan, quarantined items display in a list with details to help you determine if you wish to Restore or Delete them. Each item lists with a checkbox in the left-most column. Click the checkbox next to each item you wish to restore back to your device, or delete permanently. If you wish to apply the same action to all quarantined items, select the checkbox in the grey table header and then click Restore or Delete. Quarantined items not restored or deleted will continue to be visible here until action is taken.
Restore or delete items in Quarantine
The Quarantine tab contains two sub tabs to categorize different types of adware: Items and Preinstalled software. To restore or delete adware in both sub tabs:
- Open AdwCleaner.
- Click Quarantine, then click the Items sub tab.
- To restore items back to your system, click the checkbox next to each item you wish to keep on your system, then click Restore. To permanently remove items, click the checkbox next to each item you wish to delete, then click Delete.
- Click the Preinstalled software sub tab.
- To restore preinstalled software back to your system, click the checkbox next to each item you wish to keep on your system, then click Restore. To permanently remove preinstalled software, click the checkbox next to each item you wish to delete, then click Delete.
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