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Running an Adware Scan with AdwCleaner

Some common problems on Minecraft java edition are caused by adware.
Adware causes a number of problems with minecraft, from corrupting saves to crashing the game on load. Thankfully using a program like AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes is quick and easy, and after a restart your PC will be adware free.



  • Open the downloaded file
adwcleaner_7.4.exe downloaded file in Google Chrome.
  • There’s no install, AdwCleaner will just run from the .exe
  • Click ‘Scan Now’
Adwcleaner screen, with San Now button highlighted.
  • The scan will now run and the progress is displayed.
  • When the scan is complete, a list of infections will be displayed.
  • Make sure all the checkboxes are ticked, and then click ‘Next’
adwcleaneer scan complete screen with next button highlighted.
  • On the next screen, tick all the boxes and then click ‘Quarantine’
  • The selected items will be quarantined and AdwCleaner will ask to restart your PC.
  • Click ‘Restart Now’

When your PC starts back up it will be adware free.
If you have any trouble with this tutorial please make a post on r/Minecrafthelp, where one of us will be happy to guide you through it.

Happy crafting folks!

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