Are you about to install a software, and do you want to know how it behaves during/after installation? Here we list all softwares, those which are included in the class of Adwares. Similar softwares are categorized in the list, for ease of reference and comparison. If you wish to look-up a particular software in this list, that contains bundled components, use inbuilt search in your web browser.
This is a User-Editable Wiki. Make sure that, only free softwares are listed here. The priveledge is granted to all the registered members of Gizmo's Freeware. A general idea of adware is highlighted in Adware FAQ section.
Users who have contributed to the list are accredited in Adware Guards , along with the software they have included in the adware category. Participate in fighting against adware and get yourself recognized. This list is maintained by the people, for the people.
Users are encouraged to post screenshots here, to validate the inclusion of softwares in the Adware Watch list. This makes life easier for us.
Note: Though the article was meant to be a user editable wiki, this service will only be available to the public once Gizmo decides to create this setup.
How to edit this Wiki?
Please read: What products are classified as adware
All you have have to do, is to insert the product [adware] that you wish to include in the list, corresponding to the category that it belongs to, in alphabetical order. Once you have done that, also name the bundled components that it includes, separated by commas. For example:
Apart from these components getting installed, they also create certain other changes. These changes won't be listed explicitly in the watch list to avoid constant duplication, except for the components.
Adware Watch List - Index
The Ultimate Adware List
- Avast - Recommends Google Chrome, Offers product upgrade
- AVG - AVG Security toolbar
- Avira - Displays product upgrade [Nagware], Ask toolbar
- Panda Cloud - Panda Security toolbar
- SuperAntiSpyware - Ask toolbar
- Sandboxie - Displays product upgrade [Nagware]
- AVS Firewall: Installs AVS Software Browser. Recommends AVS Registry Cleaner
- Comodo Firewall: Recommends Comodo Dragon, GeekBuddy
- SuMo(RK) - RelevantKnowledge, Babylon toolbar, Complitly toolbar (No RK doesn't contain RelevantKnowledge)
- Auslogics Disk Defrag - Ask toolbar, Displays Auslogics BoostSpeed & Antivirus ads
- Defraggler - Recommends Google Chrome
- My Defragmenter - MyPhoneSupport desktop icon, Displays MyPhoneSupport & DriveShop ads.
- SlimDrivers - AVG security toolbar
- DriverMax - AVG security toolbar
- Duplicate Cleaner - Bing toolbar
- Easy Duplicate Finder 2.4 - Nagware [product upgrade], Ask toolbar
- Wise Registry Cleaner - Recommends Wise Disk Cleaner
- SIW - OpenCandy
- ExtractNow - Babylon toolbar
- IZArc - OpenCandy
- jZip - Searchqu toolbar
- PeaZip - AVG security toolbar
- Dexpot - OpenCandy
- BitComet - Nagware [pop-up's], Google toolbar, MPCStar, Browser ads
- BitTorrent - OpenCandy, Offers featured content ads, BitTorrent toolbar
- uTorrent - uTorrent toolbar, Offers & Displays featured content ads
- Orbit Downloader - OpenCandy, Grab Pro toolbar, Offers to change homepage
- Pando (file sharing p2p) - OpenCandy, Nagware [upgrade], Displays upgrade ads, Pando toolbar
- AIM - AOL messaging toolbar
- ICQ - ICQ toolbar, ICQ search shortcut, ICQGuard
- Pandion - Offers add-on, homepage/search engine change
- QIP Infium - Offers homepage/search engine change, Offers FF add-on
- Trillian Astra - Ask toolbar, Recommends Xobni plugin, Displays upgrade ad
- Sun Java - Ask toolbar
- DirectX Redistributable - Bing toolbar
- Slimbrowser - Ask, Deals hunter, MySearch toolbars
- FreeRIP - Nagware [upgrade], Yahoo toolbar, Offers DropinSavings extension
- BurnAware Free - Ask toolbar
- CDBurnerXP - OpenCandy [default installer]
- ImgBurn - Uniblue desktop shortcuts
- K-Lite Codec Pack - StartNow toolbar
- Media Player Codec Pack - Dealio toolbar, AnyDVD HD product recommendation
- Win7codecs - Ask/Bing toolbar, WeatherBug
- AnyVideo Converter - OpenCandy [RealPlayer], Browser ads after installation
- Freemake Audio Converter - Facemoods toolbar
- Freemake Video Converter - Facemoods toolbar
- FotoMix - Facemoods toolbar
- FotoMorph - Facemoods toolbar
- Photoscape - Google Chrome recommendation
- IrfanView - Recommends Google Chrome, Offers Uniblue Registry Booster in FAQ section after installation
- DivX Plus Free - Recommends DIVX Plus converter
- GOM Player - Recommends GOM Video converter
- JetAudio Basic - Ask toolbar, Free mp3 and trial pay service
- Kantaris - OpenCandy [basic installer]
- KMPlayer - OpenCandy, Ask toolbar, Pandora TV Service
- Real Player Free - Browser download & record plugin
- SPlayer - OpenCandy [basic installer]
- Zoom Player Free - OpenCandy
- MediaMonkey - Displays ads
- Picassa - Offers search engine change, Displays Google ads [services]
- PicPick - Babylon Toolbar / SweetIM
- Screenshot Captor - Registration [Nagware]
- Minilyrics - Displays product upgrade [Nagware]
- CoolPDF Reader - Displays MagicPDF ads.
|9 Jun 2012||added FreeRIP, AIM, ICQ, Dexpot, QIP Infium, Trillian Astra|
|8 Jun 2012||added MediaMonkey, BitComet, Peazip, IZArc, CoolPDF|
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