It is only natural that the higher their level of expertise, the more probable it is for computer users to get preoccupied with the security of their PC and, implicitly, their personal data. AdsFix is a tool addressing this particular niche, being a utility designed to disinfect shortcuts plagued by certified-search-toolbar, 22Find, awesomehp, nation-zoom, etc..
Not the most fashionable interface but approachable nevertheless
Before anything else, it must be mentioned that AdsFix is a portable piece of software, which means that it should prove flexible if you decide to take it with you on a USB stick.
Note that, before interacting with the interface, you must run the application with administrator rights and allow it to disable your antivirus.
Since we have mentioned this, the program’s GUI is anything but eye-catching, but the way the controls are grouped should not raise any difficulty. Nevertheless, a considerably annoying aspect is that there is no way to move or resize any of the program’s windows.
Keeps you out of harm’s way in a multitude of scenarios
As for the capabilities AdsFix boasts, its “Options” section is where you need to head to in order to unlock deletion. This is a step you have to take before carrying out a scan, but you need not worry about its irreversibility since you are also provided with the possibility of restoring files and folders as well as the register.
Once you are ready, the application automatically closes all your currently running programs and initiates the scan. But as said, its abilities are not limited to disinfecting shortcuts tainted by certified-search-toolbar, 22Find, awesomehp, nation-zoom, and others.
In fact, it also works as an antispyware tool, and besides, it protects you from highjackers and browser infections. Plus, it can delete files and folders and reset browser homepages, which makes it quite a comprehensive piece of software.
You can stop but cannot pause the program once it has initiated a scan
On the downside, we must admit that the analysis AdsFix performs takes quite a long time to complete, and during all this interval, you should leave your PC untouched. In case you want to prematurely end the scan, you can do this by pressing the Esc key, which automatically exits the application.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to temporarily pause the scan to allocate system resources to other running applications, in order to later resume the scan and pick up where you left off. In some cases, AdsFix became unresponsive to commands in our tests when attempting to terminate the scanner.
All-encompassing tool that protects you by force
All in all, AdsFix is a software solution created for advanced computer users who want to always stay on the safe side and make sure their PC is not touched by hidden flaws. Its capabilities are quite varied, but this is somewhat countered by the fact that unresponsive behavior is experienced once tasks are undertaken. Of course, this depends on how compatible your system is with this program.